Monday, September 14, 2015

Benjamin H. & William D. Child.

Benjamin H. Child.
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Benjamin Ham Child.

Birth: May 8, 184. Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
Death: May 16, 1902, Providence, Providence County. Rhode Island.

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery for action at Antietam, Maryland on September 17, 1862. His citation reads "Was wounded and taken to the rear, insensible, but when partialy recovered, Child insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle."

Parents: John Griswold Child (1794 - 1876), Mary Ann Ham Child (1803 - 1868).

Wife's: Ruth P. Child (1832 - 1918), Louisa S. Child (1840 - 1871).

Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

BENJAMIN H. CHILD,. Wounded at Bull Run battle July 21, 1861; wounded slightly in head at battle of Antietam Sept 17, 1862; promoted corporal; promoted sergeant; wounded severely in
shoulder at battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1S63; promoted to second lieutenant Battery H, Jan. 8, 1864; resigned for disability Nov. 23. 1864.

Benjamin and William were twin brothers.

William D. Child.
William Dayton Child.

Birth: 1843.
Death: May 18, 1898.

Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

WILLIAM D. CHILD,  Enrolled Oct. 4, 1861; promoted to first sergeant; transferred to Battery B Aug. 12, 1864; placed in temprary command of combined Batteries A and B, for a time after the battle of Reams s Station.

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