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12th Vermont Infantry

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

BENEDICT, George Grenville (1826-1907)

Army Life in Virginia

Born 10 Dec 1826, Burlington. Died 8 Apr 1907, Camden, NC; buried Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington. 2nd Lieutenant, Co. C, 12th Vermont Infantry, credited to Burlington. At Gettysburg, PA, on 3 Jul 1863, he "passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines." Medal of Honor issued 27 Jul 1892. (NARA File: R&P 299664)

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