William George Stephens (1843 - 1904)

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Birthplace: New York, USA
Death: Died
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About William George Stephens

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William G. Stephens, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Stephens carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 21, 1894

Action Date: May 22, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Chicago Mercantile Battery

Division: Illinois Light Artillery

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December 26, 1843
New York, USA
March 21, 1904
Age 60
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA