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Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy 22 FEB. 1845 - 20 JUL. 1921 V-51 | Marker History

Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy 22 FEB. 1845 – 20 JUL. 1921 Marker, V-51

Benjamin B.Levy, a young Jewish volunteer, received the Medal of Honor on 1 Mar. 1865, one of the first Jews so recognized. He entered service in the 1st New York Infantry in New York City on 22 Apr. 1861. During the Battle of Glendale (Frayser's Farm) on 30 June 1862, under heavy fire near here, Levy "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." He later reenlisted in the 40th New York Infantry and was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/06/06
Year On Marker: 2006
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Henrico, VA 23231. Located on Darbytown Road, 0.6 miles west of the intersection of Darbytown Road and Willis Church Road (Rt. 156). Marker is on the left when traveling west on Darbytown Road.
GPS Location: 37.446263,-77.24287
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