CARR, William, MA1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
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Primary Unit
1863-1865, MA-0000, USS Richmond (1860)
Service Years
1850 - 1870

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Contact Info
Home Town
Baltimore, Md.
Last Address
Elmwood Cemetery
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: South East Lot 309

Date of Passing
May 02, 1884
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Medal of HonorMilitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)
  1864, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1865, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) - Assoc. Page

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US Navy Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Master-at-Arms in the Union Navy.

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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
 Rank and Organization: Master-at-Arms, U.S. Navy
Baltimore, Md. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864

On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram
Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Carr performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.

Other Comments:

Official records of the Union and Confederate navies in the War of the Rebellion; By United States Naval War Records Office, and the United States Office of Naval Records and Library.

William M. Carr, master at arms, is recommended for coolness, energy, and zeal in the action in mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864. Volunteered to direct, under the orders of the commander of the division, the passing of shells from the shell room, in addition to his duties connected with the care of lights, which he performed most satisfactorily. He has been master at arms on board the Richmond since September, 1860. Has been master at arms on Fort McRee, at the Head of the Passes of the Mississippi, forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Chalmeettes, the rebl inclads and gunboast below New Orleans, vicksburg, Port Hudson, and present at the surrender of New Orleans.

Signed: Thornton A. Jenkins, Captain

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US Navy
  1861-1865, MA-0000, West Gulf Blockading Squadron
  1862-1864, MA-0000, West Gulf Blockading Squadron/West Gulf Blockading Squadron
  1863-1865, MA-0000, USS Richmond (1860)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1861-1865 Civil War
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of New Orleans
  1864-1864 Civil War/Surrender of the CSN Tennessee
  1864-1864 Civil War/Battle of Mobile Bay
  1864-1864 Civil War/Battle of Mobile Bay
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  US Navy Recipient of the Medal of Honor3
  WILLIAM M.CARR, Baltimore, Md.
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