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William Perkins Black

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    37th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 7, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pea Ridge, Arkansas, USA
Singlehandedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them, and thus checked their advance within 100 yards of the lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient William P. Black
Medal of Honor Recipient William P. Black
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 2, 1893
  • Born: November 11, 1842, Woodford County, KY, United States
  • Died: January 3, 1916, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Graceland Cemetery (PM) (E-F-342), Chicago, IL, United States

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