of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
McWILLIAMS, GEORGE W.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1844, Pennsylvania. Accredited
To: Pennsylvania. G.O). No.. 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington,
24 December 1864, to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this
period, McWilliams was so severely wounded in the assault upon Fort Fisher that he was
sent to the hospital at Portsmouth, Va. McWilliams was recommended for his gallantry,
skill and coolness in action while under the fire of the enemy.
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