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Benjamin F. Hilliker
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Born: May 23, 1843(1843-05-23)
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Died: October 18, 1916 (aged 73)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Unit: Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry
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Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Benjamin Franklin Hilliker (May 23, 1843–October 18, 1916) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Hilliker was born on May 23, 1843.[1] He died on October 18, 1916, and was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.[2] His official residence was listed as the Town of Waupaca, Wisconsin.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

His award citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism on 4 June 1863, while serving with Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Mechanicsburg, Mississippi. When men were needed to oppose a superior Confederate force Musician Hilliker 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.

See also[]

File:P vip.svg Biography portal
File:United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army portal
  • List of Medal of Honor recipients


  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:Hallofvalor Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  2. Benjamin Hilliker at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2009-12-24