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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

William M Carr

Details
  • Rank: Master-at-Arms
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Richmond
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Citation
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and against the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Carr performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 25, 1829, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD, United States
  • Died: May 2, 1884, Newtown, VA, United States
  • Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (MH) (SE-29-3rd Alley East), Norfolk, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: American Numismatic Society, New York, NY
 

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