Medal of Honor: Walter H. Cooke

25 08 2008

Rank: Captain

Organization: Company K, 4th PA Militia

Entered Service: ?

Birth: Norristown, PA

Date Medal Issued: 19 May 1887

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide on the staff of Col. David Hunter and participated in the battle, his term of service having expired on the previous day.

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Medal of Honor: Samuel N. Benjamin

25 08 2008


Rank: First Lieutenant

Organization: Battery B, 2d US Artillery

Entered Service: New York, NY

Birth: New York, NY

Date Medal Issued: 11 June 1877

Date of Action: Jul 1861 to May 1864

Place of Action: From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, VA

Citation: Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.

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Medal of Honor: Adelbert Ames

25 08 2008

Rank: First Lieutenant

Organization: 5th US Artillery, Battery D

Entered Service: Rockland, ME

Birth: East Thomaston, ME

Date Medal Issued: 22 June 1894

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin’s Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.

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