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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Benjamin Ham Child

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Battery A,
    1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Antietam, Maryland, USA
Was wounded and taken to the rear, insensible, but when partialy recovered, Child insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin H. Child
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin H. Child
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 20, 1897
  • Born: May 8, 1843, Providence, Providence County, RI, United States
  • Died: May 16, 1902
  • Buried: Swan Point Cemetery (MH), Providence, RI, United States

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