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William Bailey Avery
Birth: Sep. 10, 1840
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1894
Bayside
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the June 5, 1862 Battle of Tranter's Creek, North Carolina. A native of Rhode Island, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1861. He served the next several months with the regiment, which saw action at the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861), before accepting a commission of 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 1st New York Marine Artillery regiment on August 1, 1861. He was in command of a detachment during the Union operations in North Carolina, and his performance at Tranter's Creek would garner him the Medal of Honor 31 years later. His citation reads simply "Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire" (the Medal was awarded to him on September 3, 1893). He would be promoted to Captain on August 1, 1862, but was never mustered into that rank, and was eventually discharged on March 31, 1863. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Ann Bowen Osborn Avery (1842 - 1925)*
 
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Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: BC-05585 Section 13, Lot 2336
 
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Record added: Feb 07, 2003
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