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Benjamin Thackrah
Born (1845-08-13)August 13, 1845
Died May 20, 1912(1912-05-20) (aged 66)
Place of birth Scotland
Place of burial Saint Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, New York
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 115th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Fort Gates, Florida
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Benjamin Thackrah (August 13, 1845 - May 20, 1912) was a Scottish soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Thackrah served in the American Civil War in the 115th New York Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on May 2, 1890 for his actions near Fort Gates, Florida on April 1, 1864.

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Was a volunteer in the surprise and capture of the enemy's picket.[1]

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