|William H. Sickles|
|Born||October 27, 1844|
|Died||September 26, 1938(aged 93)|
|Place of birth||Danube, New York|
|Place of death||Orting, Washington|
|Place of burial||Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Washington|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Sickles died on September 26, 1938 at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Washington and is buried there in Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, near his comrade and fellow MOH recipient Albert O'Connor. At the time of his death, he was the last living MOH recipient of the American Civil War.
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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References[edit | edit source]
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- "William Sickles". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8063838. Retrieved August 20, 2009.
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