Samuel Nicholl Benjamin

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Samuel Nicholl Benjamin
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Samuel Nicholl 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 Major
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor

Samuel Nicholl 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 Nicholl Benjamin". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ Service Profile
  4. ^ "Benjamin, Samuel N.". Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-04-11.