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William R. Pelham
Birth: Dec. 8, 1847, Ireland
Death: Mar. 30, 1933
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Landsman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Harford, during the successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. When other members of his crewgun were killed or wounded under the enemy's terrific shellfire, Pelham calmly assisted the casualties below and voluntarily returned and took his place at an adjoining gun where another man had been struck down. He continued to fight his gun throughout the remainder of the battle which resulted in the capture of the Tennessee." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: St Marks Section, Range M, Plot 12
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 24, 2003
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William R. Pelham
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William R. Pelham
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William R. Pelham
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Thank you sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
So proud to have met you Great Great Uncle William Pelham.
- Deborah Connelly
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015
- Ceme-Terry Photographer
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
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