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Benjamin Franklin Baker

  • Birth 12 Mar 1862 Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 19 May 1927 Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 8150935

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Coxswain on board the "USS Nashville". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Baker set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 3 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8150935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Baker (12 Mar 1862–19 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8150935, citing Swan Lake Cemetery, Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .