LEVY, BENJAMIN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 1st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Glendale, Va., 30 June 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   1 March 1865.

Citation:   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 data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)