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William J Wray

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Veterans Reserve Corps
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Stevens, Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Rallied the company at a critical moment during a change of position under fire.
Medal of Honor Recipient William J. Wray
Medal of Honor Recipient William J. Wray
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 15, 1892
  • Born: May 16, 1845, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: June 2, 1919, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Philadelphia Memorial Park (F-1-31), Frazier, PA, United States
 

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