The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

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Hall of Heroes:American Jewish Recipients of The Medal of Honor

Benjamin Levy

Hall of Heroes: American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor

Rank: 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.

This particular exhibit has been sponsored by the Meyer Cohen - Jerome Schary Post #264 of New York, in memory of Past Post Commander Louis Driller.

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