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John F. Benjamin
Place of birth Orange County, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit New York Company M, 2nd New York Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Corporal John F. Benjamin was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. 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 honored with the award on 3 May 1865.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Capture of battle flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).[1]

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