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

Samuel Nicholl Benjamin

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d U.S. Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 1861 - May 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run to Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA

Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.

Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel N. Benjamin
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel N. Benjamin
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 11, 1877
  • Born: January 3, 1839, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: May 15, 1886, Governor's Island, NY, United States
  • Buried: St. Philips In The Highlands Church Cemetery (MH), Garrison, NY, United States

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