William D. Dickey
|William D. Dickey|
January 11, 1845|
Newburgh, New York
|Died||May 14, 1924
New York City, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1863, 1864 - 1865|
|Unit||15th New York Heavy Artillery|
|Battles/wars||Second Battle of Petersburg|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Dickey was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in November 1862, and assigned to the 168th New York Volunteer Infantry. 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. Dickey received the Medal of Honor on June 10, 1896, for his actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg.
Medal of Honor citation
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.