Benjamin F. Stewart
|Benjamin F. Stewart|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.