Samuel Nicoll BenjaminHome State: New York
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery E
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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, Sources, and other 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).
|Birth State: NY |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1861 Class Rank: 12th
Death Date: 5/15/1886
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