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LEVY, BENJAMIN

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Color Sergeant) Company G, 1st New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 New York, New York

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.