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William Henry Harrison Benyaurd
Birth: May 17, 1841
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1900
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1863, and was posted to the Corps of Engineers. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery while a 1st Lieutenant at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865, with his citation reading "With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully". His Medal was awarded to him on September 7, 1897. He remained in the Corps of Engineers after the War, rising the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 13, Row A, Grave 61
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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William Henry Harrison Benyaurd
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