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

Benona Sprague

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    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: Cheney Grove, McLean County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 10, 1894
  • Born: February 15, 1833, Satina, Onondaga County, NY, United States
  • Died: June 19, 1908, Cheney Grove, IL, United States
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery (PM) , Saybrook, IL, United States

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