of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
McALWEE, BENJAMIN F.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company D, 3d Maryland Infantry. Place and
Date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Birth: Washington, D.C. Date
Of Issue: 4 April 1898.
Picked up a shell with burning fuse and threw it over the parapet into the ditch, where
it exploded; by this act he probably saved the lives of comrades at the great peril of his
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