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William H. Sickles
Personal Information
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.


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[]


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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