John Williams - Seaman

John Williams was born circa 1824 in Ireland and enlisted on 11 April 1864 at the New York, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a 2 year enlistment[1].

Williams was attached to the Tecumseh in April 1864 [2]. On 25 June 1864, he was admitted to Naval Hospital Portsmouth with syphilis. [3]

Williams was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay.





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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, NY for the week ending April 16, 1864

[2]"List of men transfered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh from the receiving ship North Carolina, April, 1864" Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion: Series I, Volume 21 West Gulf Blockading Squadron from January 1 to December 31, 1864 (1906)

[3] Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825-1889. ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.