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

William Joseph Sperry

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    6th Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
With the assistance of a few men, captured two pieces of artillery and turned them upon the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient William J. Sperry
Medal of Honor Recipient William J. Sperry
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 12, 1892
  • Born: December 28, 1840, Cavendish, Windsor County, VT, United States
  • Died: March 3, 1914
  • Buried: Mount Union Cemetery, Cavendish Village, VT, United States

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