Benjamin Bennett Levy

Benjamin Bennett Levy

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 20 Jul 1921 (aged 76)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 9, Lot 538, Grave 170
Memorial ID 7980294 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 13 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7980294
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Bennett Levy (22 Feb 1845–20 Jul 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7980294, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .