George Greenville Benedict


1090The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant George Greenville Benedict, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 July 1863, while serving with Company C (Howard Guards), 12th Vermont Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Second Lieutenant Benedict passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines.