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Benjamin H Jellison

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    19th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). He also assisted in taking prisoners.

Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin H. Jellison
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin H. Jellison
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 6, 1864

    By Major General George G. Meade, at a review of the 2nd Army Corps Headquarters, Peebles' House, near Petersburg, Va.

  • Born: December 29, 1845, Newburyport, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: April 5, 1924, Reading, MA, United States
  • Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (MH) (Elm Place 149), Haverhill, MA, United States

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