SCHENCK, BENJAMIN W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 116th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Maroa, Ill.

Birth:   Butler County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   14 August 1894.

Citation:   Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.

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)