William Williams-Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 56.196 W 075° 14.424
18S E 479460 N 4420748
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action on board the USS Lehigh at Charleston Harbor, SC on November 16, 1863. He is buried in Mount Moriah, US Naval Plot in Section 2, Row 23, Grave 13.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2019 10:06:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM11217
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 4

Long Description:
He was born in 1840 in Ireland and died on May 5, 1893 in Philadelphia, PA His Medal of Honor information and citation is: WILLIAMS, WILLIAM
• Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: Pennsylvania
• G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had been grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. After several previous attempts had been made, Williams succeeded in passing in a small boat from the Lehigh to the Nahant with a line bent on a hawser. This courageous action while under severe enemy fire enabled the Lehigh to be freed from her helpless position.

Photo taken by SCV-PA and posted on Findagrave.

*SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAYMARK* This category made the decision to approve this waymark based on the research and partnerships between the submitter, Don.Morfe, and individuals who gave permission for their photos of Medal of Honor resting places to be used in this community. Although the vision and philosophy of the Waymarking body is to promote in-person visits and photo documentation, special circumstances can be made on a case-by-case basis such as this submission. We appreciate the fact that Don.Morfe spent over 20 years visiting more than 2,900 Medal of Honor resting places and has documented them in this category with personal photos the past 18 months. He recently took it upon himself to document many more Medal of Honor resting places around the world that he could not visit in person. He reached out to individuals on FindaGrave.com and elsewhere and received permission to use their photos, created write-ups and submitted them here for approval. A compromise was made to allow his submissions here in order to gain a sense of appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you, Don, for your tireless efforts and contributions to this category and to the Waymarking community!

Armed Service: Navy

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