William H. Sickles
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Born: October 27, 1844(1844-10-27)
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Died: September 26, 1938 (aged 93)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Sergeant
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Unit: Company B, 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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William H. Sickles (October 27, 1844 – September 26, 1938) was a soldier in the Union Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.

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Sickles was born on October 27, 1844 in Danube, New York but his official residence was listed as Fall River, Wisconsin.[1]

He died September 26, 1938 at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Washington and is buried there in Washington Soldiers Home cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]


For extraordinary heroism on 31 March 1865, while serving with Company B, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Gravelly Run, Virginia. With a comrade, Sergeant Sickles attempted capture of a stand of Confederate colors and detachment of nine Confederates, actually taking prisoner three members of the detachment, dispersing the remainder, and recapturing a Union officer who was a prisoner in hands of the detachment.

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