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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


William H Wilcox

Organization: Company G, 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Entered Service: Lempster, N.H.

Birth: Lempster, N.H.

Date Medal Issued: 28 July 1896.

Date of Action: 12 May 1864.

Place of Action: Spotsylvania, Va.


Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.


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