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Samuel Nicholl Benjamin
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Samuel Nicholl Benjamin
Born (1839-01-03)January 3, 1839
Died May 15, 1886(1886-05-15) (aged 47)
Place of birth New York City
Place of death Governors Island, New York
Place of burial Cemetery of Saint Phillip's Church, Garrison, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Union
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1886
Rank Union army lt col rank insignia Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars

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 in the Adjutant General Corps and the War Department. He died on duty while serving with the Department of the East.[3]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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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