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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 17/07/1865 Benleyville, Kentucky. d. 09/07/1955 Berkeley County, West Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 El Caney, Cuba.

 

Hardaway was born July 17, 1865 in Benleyville, Kentucky and after entering the army in April 1886 worked his way up to the rank of Sergeant while in Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. On July 31, 1891 he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant and then to first lieutenant April 26, 1898 before being sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with the 17th U.S. Infantry. While his unit was fighting at El Caney, Cuba July 1, 1898 he received the Medal of Honor for assisting in the rescue of wounded while under heavy fire from the enemy. He received his medal on June 21, 1899. He remained in the army after the war and was promoted to the rank of captain on February 2, 1901. He retired with the rank of colonel in February 1919.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 2, Lot 1044-1

Benjamin Franklin Hardaway

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