Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Also Remembered In
1890 at New York, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Denver, CO
The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism September
12, 1918 at Limey, France
Lieutenant Wickersham earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near
Limey, France, during intense assaults upon enemy positions.
Advancing with his platoon during the St. Mihiel offensive, he
was severely wounded in four places by the bursting of a
high-explosive shell. Before receiving any aid for himself he
dressed the wounds of his orderly, who was wounded at the same
time. He then ordered and accompanied the further advance of his
platoon, although weakened by the loss of blood. His right hand
and arm being disabled by wounds, he continued to fire his
revolver with his left hand until, exhausted by loss of blood,
he fell and died from his wounds before aid could be