Bensinger, William, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain (Infantry)
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1861-1865, 21st Ohio Infantry
Service Years
1861 - 1865


Captain (Infantry)

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bensinger, William (MOH), CPT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Waynesburg, Ohio
Last Address
McComb, Ohio
Buried at McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Ohio.

Date of Passing
Dec 19, 1918
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 1st Adn, Row 2, Grave 11

 Official Badges 

Grand Army of the Republic Badge

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1863, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery as a participant as a Mitchell Raider in the famed ‚??Great Locomotive Chase‚?? in April 1862. His citation reads ‚??One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta‚??. He was captured when the train they confiscated ‚??The General‚?? ran out of fuel, and spent time in Confederate Prisons. When his Medal was issued to him on March 25, 1863, he became the second United States soldier in History to be awarded it (after Private Jacob Parrot of the 33rd Ohio Infantry - another Mitchell Raider). 22 other participants of the Raid were also awarded the Medal of Honor.¬†

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Union Army
  1861-1865, 21st Ohio Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Civil War/Great Locomotive Chase
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