b. ? Orange County, New York. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sayler’s Creek, Virginia.
Benjamin was awarded the country’s highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler’s Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honoured with the award on 3 May 1865.
Capture of battle flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.