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CMOHS.org - Sergeant McALWEE, BENJMAIN F., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

McALWEE, BENJMAIN F.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 3d Maryland Infantry
Born: Washington, D.C.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864
 
 


McALWEE, BENJMAIN F. Photo
 
Citation

Picked up a shell with burning fuse and threw it over the parapet into the ditch, where it exploded; by this act he probably saved the lives of comrades at the great peril of his own.