Samuel Nicholl Benjamin
|Samuel Nicoll Benjamin|
Samuel Nicoll Benjamin
January 3, 1839|
New York City
|Died||May 15, 1886
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
|Years of service||1861 - 1886|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
|Unit||2nd Artillery Regiment|
|Commands held||Chief of Artillery, IX Corps|
|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. He is buried in the cemetery of Saint Phillip's church in Garrison, New York.
Medal of Honor citation
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."
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