SICKLES, WILLIAM H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company B, 7th Wisconsin Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gravelly Run, Va., 31 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Columbia County, Wis.

Birth:   Danube, N.Y.

Date of issue:   Unknown.

Citation:   With a comrade, attempted capture of a stand of Confederate colors and detachment of 9 Confederates, actually taking prisoner 3 members of the detachment, dispersing the remainder, and recapturing a Union officer who was a prisoner in hands of the detachment.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)