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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Benjamin Bennett Levy

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Color Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    1st New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 30, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Glendale, Virginia, USA

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.

Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin B. Levy
Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin B. Levy
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newport News, Newport News County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 1, 1865
  • Born: February 22, 1845, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: July 20, 1921, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Hills Cemetery (Private) (MH) (9-538-170), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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