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Benjamin F. Stewart
Born 1851
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1875 - 1876
Rank Private
Unit Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Benjamin F. Stewart (born 1851[1]) was a Private in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars.

BiographyEdit

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.[2] He was discharged due to physical disability later that month.[3]

Medal of HonorEdit

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.

Citation:

Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Benjamin F. Stewart". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=250. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Medal of Honor recipients". Indian Wars: Stewart, Benjamin F. entry. Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
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