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Medal of Honor Winner General William M. Wherry Signed West Point Letter

WILLIAM M. WHERRY (1836-1918). American Civil War First Lieutenant of Company D, 3rd U.S. Reserve Missouri Infantry, Wherry was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. He served on the frontier against the Indians and during the Spanish American War, retired at the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army

August 25, 1877-Dated. Headquarters Department of West Point, United States Military Academy, Transfer Document, Signed by Medal of Honor Winner General William M. Wherry, Choice Very Fine. Dated at West Point. Special orders No. 103. 7.5" x 10", 1 page Document Signed "Wm. M .Wherry," Act. Asst. Adjt. General ads his huge bold 3.25" long signature at the conclusion. Minor mounting remnants on back edge, overall very clean and well written on ruled clean wove period paper. This transfer document relieving 1st Lieutenants by command of the famous General Schofield. Wherry is also the author of "Lyon's Campaign in Missouri".



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General William Mackey Wherry (1836-1899), was a Missouri native and joined the Union Army during the Civil War after receiving a commission from President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Wherry received a Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism at Wilson's Creek in Missouri. He continued to serve in the military and after the Civil War, Wherry served as a Brevet Colonel while assigned to Headquarters First Military District in Richmond, Virginia until his retirement in 1899.
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