SANDS, WILLIAM - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Dabney's Mills, Va., 6_7 February 1865. Entered service at: Reading, Pa.

Birth:   Reading, Pa.

Date of issue:   9 November 1893.

Citation:   Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)