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Benjamin H. Jellison
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Born (1845-12-29)December 29, 1845
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Died April 5, 1924(1924-04-05) (aged 78)
Reading, Massachusetts
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Massachusetts militia
Years of service 1861–1865 (army)
1873–1893 (militia)
Rank Union Army Infantry Sergeant.png Sergeant (army)
Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain (militia)
Unit Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Benjamin H. Jellison (December 29, 1845 - April 5, 1924) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Jellison received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Jellison's medal was won for his heroism at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863. He was honored with the award on December 1, 1864.

Jellison was one of seven soldiers from the 19th Massachusetts Infantry who were awarded the Medal of Honor. He joined the Army in July 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. After the civil war, Jellison served in the Massachusetts militia from 1873 to 1893, where he was promoted to captain, having entered the militia as a private.

Jellison died in Reading, Massachusetts on April 5, 1924, and was buried in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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