William Henry Harrison Benyaurd
[[Image:200px|center|200px|border]]William Henry Harrison Benyaurd
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Born: May 17, 1841(1841-05-17)
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Died: February 7, 1900 (aged 58)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Battles: American Civil War
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William Henry Harrison Benyaurd (May 17, 1841 – February 7, 1900) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] An 1863 graduate of West Point, Benyaurd was a 1st Lieutenant at Five Forks. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 7, 1897.[1] He later rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is buried at the West Point Cemetery.[2]

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"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."[3]

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