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WILLIAMS, PETER

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Served on board the U.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor, at Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. During the engagement between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Merrimack, Williams gallantly served throughout the engagement as quartermaster, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle in which the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman (highest rank: Quartermaster) U.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Norway

Citation

Served on board the U.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor, at Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. During the engagement between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Merrimack, Williams gallantly served throughout the engagement as quartermaster, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle in which the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle.