William Martin-Alto Pass, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 35.058 W 089° 19.554
16S E 294630 N 4162237
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action on board the USS Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River on December 27, 1862. He is buried in Alto Pass Cemetery, Alto Pass, IL in Block 14, Lot 3.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2018 3:24:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMZKC7
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Long Description:
He was born on September 22, 1835 in Manhattan, NY and died on April 3, 1914 in Alto Pass, IL. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: MARTIN, WILLIAM
• Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy
• Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo.
• G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863
Citation: Serving as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862. Taking part in the hour-and-a-half engagement with the enemy, who had the dead range of the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire, Martin served courageously throughout the battle until the Benton was ordered to withdraw.
Armed Service: Navy

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