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 William Henry Harrison Benyaurd

William Henry Harrison Benyaurd

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Feb 1900 (aged 58)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section 13, Row A, Grave 61
Memorial ID 4884 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Harrison Benyaurd (17 May 1841–7 Feb 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4884, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .