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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 10/09/1840 Providence, Rhode Island. d. 19/07/1893 Bayside, Rhode Island.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/06/1862 Tranter's Creek, North Carolina.

 

Avery served in the American Civil War in the 1st New York Marine Artillery for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on September 2, 1893 for his bravery at the Battle of Tranter's Creek.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NORTH BURIAL GROUND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

Section 13, Lot 2336

 

 

 

William Bailey Avery

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