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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.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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