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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant BENYAURD, WILLIAM H. H., U.S. Army

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BENYAURD, WILLIAM H. H.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: Engineers
Born: Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa.
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Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865
 
 


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Citation

With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully.