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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/01/1845 Newburgh, New York. d. 14/05/1924 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/06/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Dickey was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in November 1862, and assigned to the 168th New York Infantry. He regiment mustered out with the 168th in October 1863, and joined the 15th New York Heavy Artillery as a Captain in February 1864. He was promoted to Major in May 1865, and mustered out with the 15th in August 1865. Dickey received the Medal of Honor on June 10, 1896, for his actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Refused to leave the field, remaining in command after being wounded by a piece of shell, and led his command in the assault on the enemy's works on the following day.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section 191, Lot 34493

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Donaldson Dickey

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