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TRACY, WILLIAM

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Having been sent outside the lines to obtain certain information of great importance and having succeeded in his mission, was surprised upon his return by a large force of the enemy, regaining the Union lines only after greatly imperiling his life.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Major) Company I, 122d New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York

Citation

Having been sent outside the lines to obtain certain information of great importance and having succeeded in his mission, was surprised upon his return by a large force of the enemy, regaining the Union lines only after greatly imperiling his life.