BENYAURD, WILLIAM H. H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

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.

Citation:   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.

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)