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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Benjamin C. Criswell

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    7th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Little Big Horn River, Montana, USA
Citation
Rescued the body of Lt. Hodgson from within the enemy's lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire.
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin C. Criswell
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin C. Criswell
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 5, 1878
  • Born: February 9, 1849, Moundsville, Marshall County, WV, United States
  • Died: October 17, 1921, Eldorado, OK, United States
  • Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery , Eldorado, OK, United States
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