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WILCOX, WILLIAM

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Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in the command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.

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Service

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U.S. Army Sergeant Company G, 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Lempster, Sullivan County, New Hampshire

Citation

Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in the command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.