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Benjamin Andrew Poore

Date of birth: June 22, 1863
Date of death: 27-Aug-40
Place of Birth: Alabama, Center
Home of record: Fitchburg Massachusetts

Benjamin Poore graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, Class of 1886.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Brigadier General Benjamin Andrew Poore, United States Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action while Commanding the 7th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division, A.E.F., at Bois-de-Septsarges, France, 27 September and at Bois-du-Fays, France, 11 October 1918. At Bois-de-Septsarges on 27 September General Poore personally reformed his disorganized troops, who were falling back through lack of command and because of severe casualties. Under heavy fire, he led them to the lines, and presented an unbroken front to the enemy. Again on 11 October in the region of Bois-du-Fays, he gathered together troops who were taking refuge from hostile fire, and turned them over to the support commander.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)

Action Date: September 27 & October 11, 1918

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 7th Infantry Brigade

Division: 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Benjamin Andrew Poore, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Poore Commanded with distinction and ability the 7th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division, in the numerous engagements of the Argonne-Meuse campaign. By his energy and ability his brigade drove the enemy from Ruisseu-des-Forges and from Bois-du-Fays. In these engagements important capture of many prisoners and much material were made by the troops of his command.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 7th Infantry Brigade

Division: 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

Benjamin Andrew Poore, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Puerto Rican Expedition in 1898. (First Citation)

Action Date: 1898

Service: Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Benjamin Andrew Poore, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Second Citation)

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army