Samuel Nicoll Benjamin


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New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 15 May 1886 (aged 47)
Governors Island, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7869914 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in New York City, he graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, in 1861 and was commissioned an officer in the Artillery Corps. With the advent of the Civil War, he was promoted a 1st Lieutenant in command of a unit for the 2nd Artillery Regiment, Union Army. From the first Battle of Bull Run, July 1861, to the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 1864, 1st Lieutenant Benjamin showed great skill repelling Confederate forces with his artillery unit. For distinguished service, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 11, 1877. Following the war, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Adjutant General Corps and the US War Department. He died suddenly at age 47 while on duty at Governors Island, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7869914
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Nicoll Benjamin (3 Jan 1839–15 May 1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7869914, citing Saint Philip's Church Cemetery, Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .