of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WILLIAMS, LE ROY
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company G, 8th New York Heavy Artillery. Place
and Date: At Cold Harbor, Va., 3 June 1864. Birth: Oswego, N.Y. Date
Of Issue: 1 April 1898.
Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the
body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of
darkness, with 4 companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines,
having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged.
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