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Le Roy Williams
August 18, 1845|
Oswego, New York
|Died||February 14, 1930(aged 84)|
|Place of burial||
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||Company G, 8th New York Heavy Artillery|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Cold Harbor|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Le Roy Williams (August 18, 1845 – February 14, 1930) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.
Williams joined the Union Army in July 1862, and served with Company G of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery. He received the Medal of Honor on April 1, 1898, for his actions in recovering the remains of the regiment's commander Peter A. Porter at the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia. He was later promoted to first lieutenant, and was transferred to the 10th New York Infantry shortly before the regiment was mustered out in June 1865.
After the war, Williams lived in Niagara, New York where he worked as a customs collector, and later in Buffalo, New York and Lansing, Michigan.
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