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Benjamin Levy

American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor

benjaminlevyRank: Private

Service: U.S. Army

Unit: Company G, 1st New York Infantry

Birthdate: February 22, 1845

Place of Birth: New York, New York

Date of Death: July 20, 1921

Battle or Place of Action: Glendale, Virginia

Date of Action: June 30, 1862


This soldier, a drummer boy, took the gun of a sick comrade, went into the fight, and when the color bearers were shot down, carried the colors and saved them from capture.

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