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Benjamin Brown

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    24th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1889
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Arizona, USA
Citation
Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin Brown
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin Brown
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 19, 1890
  • Born: 1859, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, VA, United States
  • Died: September 5, 1910, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Soldier's Home National Cemetery (MH) (K-7519), Washington, DC, United States
 

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