Hero of Fort Sanders

Samuel_Nicholl_BenjaminColonel Samuel Nicoll Benjamin, West Point Class of 1861, was one of the very few Union officers to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery. He is one of the principal heroes of my historical Civil War battle novel “Knoxville 1863.”

Among other things the story chronicles Benjamin’s brilliant command of the three-sided, red-clay Fort Sanders during the November 29, 1863,  dawn attack by three reduced brigades under General Longstreet.

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