|Born||September 13, 1833|
|Died||July 14, 1901|
|Place of birth||German Flatts, New York|
|Buried at||Hinsdale, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||Company H, 121st New York Infantry|
Battle of Sailor's Creek|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Benjamin Gifford (September 13, 1833 - July 14, 1901) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gifford received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gifford's medal was won for his capturing the flag during the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Benjamin Gifford, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company H, 121st New York Infantry, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag.
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