Charles B. Woram

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Charles B. Woram
Born (1845-03-29)March 29, 1845
New York City
Died November 1, 1897(1897-11-01) (aged 52)
Buried The Bronx, New York City
Allegiance Flag of the United States (1863-1865).svg United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy (alternate).svg United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Unit USS Oneida

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor

Charles B. Woram (March 29, 1845 – November 1, 1897) was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Born on March 29, 1845, in New York City, Woram was still living in the state of New York when he joined the Navy. He served during the Civil War as a seaman on the USS Oneida. At the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, he showed "cool courage" while carrying orders for the ship's executive officer. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor four months later, on December 31, 1864.[1][2]

Woram's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as an aid to the executive officer, 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.[2]

Woram died on November 1, 1897, at age 52 and was buried in the Bronx.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Charles B. Woram". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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