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McALWEE, BENJAMIN

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Picked up a shell with burning fuse and threw it over the parapet into the ditch, where it exploded; by this act he probably saved the lives of comrades at the great peril of his own.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Sergeant Major) Company D, 3d Maryland Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Washington, D.C.

Citation

Picked up a shell with burning fuse and threw it over the parapet into the ditch, where it exploded; by this act he probably saved the lives of comrades at the great peril of his own.