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Orren Bennett
Buried at Luther's Mills Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 22 August 1862 to 28 May 1865[1]
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania Company D, 141st Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Orren Bennett was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War.[2][3] Bennett received 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 10 May 1865.[4]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Bennett was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted into the 141st Pennsylvania Infantry at Towanda, Pennsylvania. His date of death is unknown.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Capture of flag.[1][4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "PA Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.pacivilwar.com/medalofhonor/bradford.html. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. James H. Willbanks, ed (2011). America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781598843934. 
  3. "U.S. army Medal of Honor recipients". 28 August 2013. http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyMedalofHonorRecipients.aspx. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Civil War (A-F) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civilwar_af.html#BENNETTO. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 

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