Rank and organization: Sailmaker's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1822, Plymouth,
Mass. Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
as sailmaker's mate on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of
Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying
out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Williams was recommended
for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of
the enemy throughout these various actions.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)