John Williams

Captain of maintop on board of the U. S. S. Pawnee, in the attack upon Mathias Point, June 26, 1861; “gallantry cannot be spoken of in too high-terms; though wounded by a musket ball in the thigh, he retained the charge of his boat; and when the staff was shot away held the stump in his hand, with the flag, until we got alongside the Freeborn.” (G. O. 11, Apr. 3, 1863.)

Plot: Naval  1, Row 4, Grave 14, Yeadon, PA  GPS: 39.93654* N, 075.23911* W, (Located by FOMMC, January 2012, at request of MOHHSUS)

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