William Henry Harrison Benyaurd (1841 - 1900)

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Nicknames: "Beniard", "Banard", "Bainard"
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died
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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.


William Henry Harrison Benyaurd (May 17, 1841 – February 7, 1900) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] An 1863 graduate of West Point, Benyaurd was a 1st Lieutenant at Five Forks. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 7, 1897.[1] He later rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is buried at the West Point Cemetery


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Lt. William H. H. Benyaurd, Medal of Honor's Timeline

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 59
West Point Cemetery, NY