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b. 12/11/1840 Lempster, New Hampshire.  d. 27/10/1913 South Haven, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Sergeant in Company G, 9th New Hampshire Infantry. On May 12, 1864 at a battle at Spotsylvania, Virginia, he showed leadership and gallantly when both officers in command of assault skirmish line had been wounded. He took command of his company, deploying weapons fire in the skirmish line and after being relieved from command he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in the command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, SOUTH HAVEN, MICHIGAN.

Block C, Lot 22, Grave 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William H Wilcox

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