July 12: William Donaldson Dickey

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July 12

On this date in 1862, the Medal of Honor was created; William Donaldson Dickey was one of those who are now interred at Green-Wood who would be awarded one. His commendation read: ” . . . at the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, June 17, 1864, when, refusing to leave the field and remaining in command after being wounded by a piece of shell, [he] led his command in the assault on the enemy’s works on the following day.”

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