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About Charles B. Woram
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Charles B. Woram, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864. Acting as an aid to the executive officer, Seaman Woram carried orders intelligently and correctly, distinguishing himself by his cool courage throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 45 (December 31, 1864)
Action Date: August 5, 1864
Division: U.S.S. Oneida