of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BENYAURD, WILLIAM H. H.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Engineers. Place and Date: At
Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth:
Philadelphia, Pa. Date of Issue: 7 September 1897.
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
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