Benjamin F. Stewart

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Benjamin F. Stewart
Born 1851
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Benjamin F. Stewart (born 1851[1]) was a Private in the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars.

Biography[change | change source]

Benjamin Stewart was born in 1851 in Norfolk, Virginia. He served as a Private in Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry during the American Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor December 2, 1876 for his actions at Little Big Horn River Montana on July 9, 1876.[2]

Medal of Honor[change | change source]

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn River, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Norfolk, Va. Date of issue: 2 December 1876.

Citation:

Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.[2]

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