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b. 22/02/1845 New York. d. 20/07/1921 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/06/1862 Glendale, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as Drummer Boy, Private in Company G, 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. In the Battle at Glendale, Virginia on June 30, 1862 he took the gun of a sick comrade and went into the fight. When the color bearers were shot down, he carried the colors and saved them from Confederate capture. He is one of seventeen Jewish Americans known to have received the Medal of Honor since it’s inception during the Civil War to the present.

 

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his 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section 9, Lot 538, Grave 170

Benjamin Bennett Levy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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