Benjamin F. Hilliker-Hollywood, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 05.304 W 118° 19.092
11S E 378389 N 3772741
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Mechanicsburg, MS on June 4, 1863. He is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA in the Chandler Gardens Section 12, Lot 308.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2018 10:47:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ6WW
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Long Description:
He was born on May 23, 1843 in Colden, NY and died on October 18, 1916 in Los Angeles, CA. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: HILLIKER, BENJAMIN F.
• Rank and organization: Musician, Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry
• Place and date: At Mechanicsburg, Miss., 4 June 1863
• Entered service at. Waupaca Township, Wis.
• Date of issue: 17 December 1897
Citation: When men were needed to oppose a superior Confederate force he laid down his drum for a rifle and proceeded to the front of the skirmish line which was about 120 feet from the enemy. While on this volunteer mission and firing at the enemy he was hit in the head with a minie ball which passed through him. An order was given to "lay him in the shade; he won't last long." He recovered from this wound being left with an ugly scar.
Armed Service: Army

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