About Benjamin Wilson
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Benjamin Wilson, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 5 October 1870, while serving with Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Little Wichita River, Texas.
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 19, 1870
Action Date: October 5, 1870
Company: Company M
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry