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Benjamin Lloyd
Born 1839
Place of birth Liverpool
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1864 - 1865
Rank Coal Heaver
Unit USS Wyalusing
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Benjamin Lloyd (born 1839) was a Coal Heaver in the Union Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Lloyd enlisted in the Navy from Pennsylvania in January 1864 for a 1 year term.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839. England. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, December 31, 1864.


Serving on board the U.S.S. Wyalusing and participating in a plan to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle in Roanoke River, May 25, 1864. Volunteering for the hazardous mission, Lloyd participated in the transfer of two torpedoes across an island swamp. Serving as boatkeeper, he aided in rescuing others of the party who had been detected before the plan could be completed, but who escaped, leaving detection of the plan impossible. By his skill and courage, Lloyd succeeded in returning to the mother ship after spending 24 hours of discomfort in the rain and swamp.[2]

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