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William Sands

10/14/1835 - 10/31/1918
Home Town: Reading, PA
Rank: First Sergeant
Military Branch: Army
Unit: Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry
Conflict: American Civil War
Burial Site: Charles Evans Cemetary
Medals: Medal of Honor
Remarks:

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army in Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 6 and 7, 1865 at Dabney's Mills, Virginia. His citation reads "Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines."

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