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Benjamin Harrison Cheever , Jr.

Date of birth: June 7, 1850
Date of death: October 21, 1930
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: D.C., Washington
Home of record: Washington District of Columbia


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Benjamin Harrison Cheever, Jr., United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. First Lieutenant Cheever headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 25, 1891

Action Date: January 1, 1891

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry