b. 20/09/1844 Troy, New York. d. 26/10/1908 Newburgh, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/06/1864 Stony Creek Bridge, Virginia.
Hickey was born in Troy, New York on September 20, 1844. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on June 29, 1864, while serving as a Sergeant with Company E, 2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, at Stony Creek Bridge, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on April 18, 1891.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Dennis William Hickey, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 June 1864, while serving with Company E, 2d New York Cavalry, in action at Stony Creek Bridge, Virginia. With a detachment of three men, Sergeant Hickey tore up the bridge at Stony Creek being the last man on the bridge and covering the retreat until he was shot down.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT GEORGES CEMETERY, NEWBURGH, NEW YORK.
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