William M. Carr
August 05, 1864
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram
Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several
men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Carr performed his duties with skill and courage
throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee
and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.