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William B. Avery
Born (1840-09-10)September 10, 1840
Died July 19, 1893(1893-07-19) (aged 52)
Place of birth Providence, Rhode Island
Place of death Bayside, Rhode Island
Place of burial North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 186& - 1863
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Company B, 1st New York Marine Artillery
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

William Bailey Avery (September 10, 1840 - July 19, 1894) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

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Avery served in the American Civil War in the 1st New York Marine Artillery for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on September 2, 1893 for his bravery at the Battle of Tranter's Creek.

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Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.[1]

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