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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.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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