22 Feb. 1845 - 20 Jul. 1921Benjamin 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Marker Number||V 51|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 301630 N 4146744|
|Decimal Degrees||37.44630000, -77.24250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.778', W 77° 14.55'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 46.68" N, 77° 14' 33.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5781-5871 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US|
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