Benjamin Franklin Hardaway
Major, United States Army
at Benleyville, Kentucky, July 17, 1865, he earned the Medal of Honor for
service as a First Lieutenant, 17th United States Infantry, during the
Spanish-American War at El Caney, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. The Medal was
presented to him on June 21, 1899.
He died on July 9, 1955 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
HARDAWAY, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
HARDAWAY, BENJAMIN F.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 17th U .S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at:______. Birth: Benleyville, Kentucky. Date of issue: 21 June 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded
from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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