CHILD, BENJAMIN H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   Providence, R.I. Born: 8 May 1843, Providence, R.I.

Date of issue:   20 July 1897.

Citation:   Was wounded and taken to the rear insensible, but when partially recovered insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)