Samuel Nicholl Benjamin

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Samuel Nicoll Benjamin
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Samuel Nicoll Benjamin
Born (1839-01-03)January 3, 1839
New York City
Died May 15, 1886(1886-05-15) (aged 47)
Governors Island, New York
Place of burial Cemetery of Saint Phillip's Church, Garrison, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1886
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Major
Union army lt col rank insignia.jpg Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment
Commands held Chief of Artillery, IX Corps

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor

Samuel Nicoll Benjamin (January 3, 1839 – May 15, 1886) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor. A class of May 1861 West Point graduate, he received his Medal of Honor on June 11, 1877.[1] He is buried in the cemetery of Saint Phillip's church in Garrison, New York.[2]

Following the Civil War, he served at West Point and in the Adjutant General Corps. He died on duty while serving in the Department of the East.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Artillery. Place and date: From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, Va., from July 1861 to May 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 11 June 1877.

Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer."[4]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (A-L)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Nicoll Benjamin". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ Service Profile
  4. ^ "Benjamin, Samuel N.". Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-04-11.