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George Grenville Benedict
Birth: Dec. 10, 1826
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1907
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, 12th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during his brigade's celebrated flank attack on Pickett's Charge during the Third Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 3, 1863). His citation reads "Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines". During the battle he served on the staff of II Corps commander Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, and was one of the two officers who caught him when he was wounded during the Charge. His Medal was issued on June 27, 1892. In 1866 published the two-volume work "Vermont in the Civil War: A History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union 1861-1865". In 1895 he published the work "Army Life in Virginia: Letters from the Twelfth Vermont Regiment and Personal Experiences of Volunteer Service in the War for the Union 1862-1863". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Wyllys Benedict (1796 - 1871)
  Eliza Dewey Benedict (1793 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine A Reese Benedict (1844 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Mary Frances Benedict (1857 - 1921)*
  George Wyllys Benedict (1872 - 1966)*
 
 Sibling:
  George Grenville Benedict (1826 - 1907)
  Benjamin Lincoln Benedict (1835 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenmount Cemetery
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21270
George Grenville Benedict
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George Grenville Benedict
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Many thanks for your honorable service to our country and your valor on the battlefield. RIP
- John Haseltine
 Added: Aug. 8, 2016
Thank you lieutenant for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016
A Civil War HeroAmerican Civil WarThe war produced at least 1,030,000 casualties (3 percent of the population), including about 620,000 -750,000 soldier deaths—two-thirds by disease, and 50,000 civilians.
- Ricky Fellows
 Added: Jan. 10, 2016
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