SPERRY, WILLIAM J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Major, 6th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Vermont.

Birth:   Cavendish, Vt.

Date of issue:   12 August 1892.

Citation:   With the assistance of a few men, captured 2 pieces of artillery and turned them upon the enemy.

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)