Benjamin F. Stewart
|Benjamin F. Stewart|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1875 - 1876|
|Unit||Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Benjamin Stewart was born in 1851 in Norfolk, Virginia, and enlisted in the Army from Newport, Kentucky, in May 1875. He served as a private in Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry during the American Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor on December 2, 1876 for his actions at Little Big Horn River, Montana, on July 9, 1876. He was discharged due to physical disability later that month.
Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk, Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876.
Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.