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American military funeral for Civil War sailor, thought to be Welsh

Robert Williams is seen here on the right. Photo: The Mariners' Museum and Park

A sailor from the American Civil War who's believed to originate from Wales has finally been buried with full military honours. The remains of two men were found on board the USS Monitor which sank in 1862.

Robert Williams was a 1st Class Fireman who emigrated from Wales and joined the US Navy in New York.

Reconstruction of the man believed to be Robert Williams Credit: The Mariners' Museum and Park

16 people in total died when the USS Monitor sank off North Carolina. The two bodies were recovered back in 2002.