of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CHILD, BENJAMIN H.
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.
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
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