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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

William B Avery

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st New York Marine Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 5, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Tranter's Creek, North Carolina, USA
Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 2, 1893
  • Born: September 10, 1840, Providence, Providence County, RI, United States
  • Died: July 19, 1894, Bayside, Kent County, RI, United States
  • Buried: North Burial Grounds, Providence, RI, United States

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