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CHILD, BENJAMIN

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Was wounded and taken to the rear, insensible, but when partialy recovered, Child insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.

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U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Second Lieutenant) Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

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Civil War 1862 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island

Citation

Was wounded and taken to the rear, insensible, but when partialy recovered, Child insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.