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Orren Bennett
Buried at Luther's Mills Cemetery
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 22 August 1862 to 28 May 1865[1]
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania Company D, 141st Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Orren Bennett was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War.[2][3] Bennett received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.[4]

BiographyEdit

Bennett was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted into the 141st Pennsylvania Infantry at Towanda, Pennsylvania. His date of death is unknown.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Capture of flag.[1][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "PA Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.pacivilwar.com/medalofhonor/bradford.html. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. James H. Willbanks, ed (2011). America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781598843934. 
  3. "U.S. army Medal of Honor recipients". 28 August 2013. http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyMedalofHonorRecipients.aspx. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Civil War (A-F) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civilwar_af.html#BENNETTO. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 

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