John F. Benjamin (Medal of Honor)

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John F. Benjamin
Born Orange County, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit New York (state) Company M, 2nd New York Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Corporal John F. Benjamin was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Benjamin was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 3 May 1865.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of battle flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 27 August 2013.