|Died||September 5 1910 (aged 50–51)|
|Place of birth||Spotsylvania County, Virginia|
|Place of death||Washington, D.C.|
|Place of burial||United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery Washington, D.C.|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||24th Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Indian Wars|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Benjamin Brown (1859 – September 5, 1910) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
On May 11, 1889, Brown was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 24th Infantry Regiment when his unit was involved in an engagement with robbers during the Wham Paymaster Robbery. For his actions during the engagement, Brown was awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on February 19, 1890. He was forced to retire in 1904 after being disabled by a stroke.
Brown died in 1910 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C..
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 24th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Arizona, May 11, 1889. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Spotsylvania County, Va. Date of issue: February 19, 1890. Citation:
Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
References[edit | edit source]
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- "Benjamin Brown (Medal of Honor)". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=7173952. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
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