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 Benjamin C. Criswell

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Benjamin C. Criswell Famous memorial

Birth
Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
Death
17 Oct 1921 (aged 72)
Eldorado, Jackson County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Gould, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
11145965 View Source

Indian Wars Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the United States Army in Company B, 7th United States Calvary. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 25, 1876 at the Little Big Horn River, Montana. His citation reads "Rescued the body of Lt. Hodgson from within the enemy's lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire." His original grave marker was a simple stone with his surname only. The military marker was erected on Memorial Day of 2008.

Indian Wars Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the United States Army in Company B, 7th United States Calvary. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 25, 1876 at the Little Big Horn River, Montana. His citation reads "Rescued the body of Lt. Hodgson from within the enemy's lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire." His original grave marker was a simple stone with his surname only. The military marker was erected on Memorial Day of 2008.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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MEDAL OF HONOR
1ST SERG CO B
7 US CAV
INDIAN WARS


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 11 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 11145965
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11145965/benjamin-c-criswell: accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin C. Criswell (9 Feb 1849–17 Oct 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11145965, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Gould, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .