Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Benjamin W Schenck

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    116th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maroa, Macon County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 14, 1894
  • Born: August 12, 1837, Butler County, OH, United States
  • Died: February 28, 1916, Danville, IL, United States
  • Buried: Greenwood Cemetery (GAR Sec.-12-1), Decatur, IL, United States

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