Benjamin Brown (Medal of Honor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Benjamin Brown
Born 1859
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Died September 5 1910 (aged 50–51)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 24th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Benjamin Brown (1859 – September 5, 1910) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.


On May 11, 1889, Brown was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 24th Infantry Regiment when his unit was involved in an engagement with robbers during the Wham Paymaster Robbery. For his actions during the engagement, Brown was awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on February 19, 1890. He was forced to retire in 1904 after being disabled by a stroke.[1]

Brown died in 1910 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C..

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 24th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Arizona, May 11, 1889. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Spotsylvania County, Va. Date of issue: February 19, 1890.


Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Find a Grave
  2. ^ "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. April 19, 2005. Retrieved January 15, 2007.

External links[edit]