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BENYAURD, WILLIAM

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With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant, Engineers (highest rank: Lieutenant Colonel) Engineers

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully.