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Leopold Karpeles

American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor

karpelesRank: Sergeant

Service: U.S. Army

Unit: Company E, 57th Massachusetts Infantry

Birthdate: September 8, 1838

Place of Birth: Prague, Austria-Hungary

Date of Death: February 2, 1909

Battle or Place of Action: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia

Date of Action: May 6, 1864


While color bearer, rallied the retreating troops and induced them to check the enemy’s advance.

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