About William Haliday Williams
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Haliday Williams, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 20 July 1864, while serving with Company C, 82d Ohio Infantry, in action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. Private Williams voluntarily went beyond the lines to observe the enemy; also aided a wounded comrade.
General Orders: Date of Issue: June 19, 1894
Action Date: July 20, 1864
Company: Company C
Division: 82d Ohio Infantry