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George Greenville Benedict

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C (Howard Guards),
    12th Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering order and re-formed the crowded lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient George G. Benedict
Medal of Honor Recipient George G. Benedict
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 27, 1892
  • Born: December 10, 1826, Burlington, Chittenden County, VT, United States
  • Died: April 8, 1907, Camden, NC, United States
  • Buried: Green Mount Cemetery (F-3), Burlington, VT, United States

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