William Wilson (Medal of Honor)

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William Wilson
Born 1847
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died December 22, 1895 (aged 47–48)
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 4th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of the North Fork of the Red River
Awards Medal of Honor (2)

William Wilson (1847 – December 22, 1895), a sergeant in the United States Army's 4th Cavalry, is noted for being one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor twice. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citations[edit]

First citation:

At Colorado Valley, Texas, March 28, 1872. Date of issue: April 27, 1872. In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.

Second citation:

Distinguished conduct in action with Indians. Awarded: At Red River, Texas, September 29, 1872.

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