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 James Benson

James Benson

Birth
Denmark
Death 4 Aug 1890 (aged 47–48)
Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Astral Pl, Grave 28
Memorial ID 37142167 · View Source
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Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A US Navy seaman, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1872. His citation reads: "On board the USS Ossipee, 20 June 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of 4 knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning".

Bio by: William Sweeney

Gravesite Details A permanent upright marble military marker has been ordered by the MOHHSUS.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William Sweeney
  • Added: 16 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37142167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Benson (1842–4 Aug 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37142167, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .