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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant BENNETT, ORSON W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

BENNETT, ORSON W.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 102d U.S. Colored Troops
Born: 17 November 1841, Union City Branch County, Mich.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Michigan
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Place / Date: At Honey Hill, S.C., 30 November 1864
 
 


BENNETT, ORSON W. Photo
 
Citation

After several unsuccessful efforts to recover 3 pieces of abandoned artillery, this officer gallantly led a small force fully 100 yards in advance of the Union lines and brought in the guns, preventing their capture.