William D. Dickey

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William D. Dickey
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Born (1845-01-11)January 11, 1845
Newburgh, New York
Died May 14, 1924(1924-05-14) (aged 79)
New York City, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1863, 1864 - 1865
Rank Major
Brevet Colonel
Unit 15th New York Heavy Artillery
Battles/wars Second Battle of Petersburg
Awards Medal of Honor

William Donaldson Dickey (January 11, 1845 - May 14, 1924) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Dickey was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in November 1862, and assigned to the 168th New York Volunteer Infantry.[1] He mustered out with the regiment 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 New York Heavy Artillery in August 1865.[2] Dickey received the Medal of Honor on June 10, 1896, for his actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg.

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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.[3]

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