McALWEE, BENJAMIN F. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 3d Maryland Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Washington, D.C.

Date of issue:   4 April 1898.

Citation:   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 own.

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)