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William G Stephens

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Chicago Mercantile Battery,
    Illinois Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor Recipient William G. Stephens
Medal of Honor Recipient William G. Stephens
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 21, 1894
  • Born: December 26, 1843, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: March 21, 1904, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery (PM) (N-106) , Chicago, IL, United States

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