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William Donaldson Dickey

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Battery M,
    15th New York Heavy Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 17, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Refused to leave the field, remaining in command after being wounded by a piece of shell, and led his command in the assault on the enemy's works on the following day.,Brooklyn
Medal of Honor Recipient William D. Dickey
Medal of Honor Recipient William D. Dickey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newburgh, Orange County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 10, 1896
  • Born: January 11, 1845, Newburgh, Orange County, NY, United States
  • Died: May 14, 1924, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: The Green-Wood Cemetery (34493-191-192), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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