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S.N. Benjamin

S.N. Benjamin

Federal (USA)


Samuel Nicoll Benjamin

(? - 1886)

Home State: New York

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1861;Class Rank: 12th

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery E


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
USMA CLass of 1861, he was appointed 2nd Lt, 2nd US Artillery, 6 May 1861 and 1st Lt 15 May 1861;
Promoted to Captain 13 June 1864;
Appointed Major and Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) 3 Mar 1875;

He was cited by brevet for gallantry at Spottsylvania and was awarded a Medal of Honor 11 June 1877 for particularly distinguished service as an artillery officer from Bull Run Va to Spottsylvania Va.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. Photo from the US Army Military History Institute (RG98S-CWP 231.98).


Date not known in NY