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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Benjamin H Child

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Organization: Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

Entered Service: Providence, R.I.

Birth: 8 May 1843, Providence, R.I.

Date Medal Issued: 20 July 1897

Date of Action: 17 September 1862

Place of Action: Antietam, Md.


Was wounded and taken to the rear insensible, but when partially recovered insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.


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