MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY FOR BENJAMIN B. LEVY

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Members of the George Armstrong Custer Camp 17 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War New Jersey prepare their weapons for a salute at the rededication ceremony  for Civil War hero and Medal of Honor awardee Sgt. Benjamin B. Levy at Cypress Hills Civil War Cemetery on May  27, 2001. Levy, who enlisted in the Union cause at the age of 17, was the first of the Jewish faith to receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery in saving his regiment's colors during battle in the Civil War. Previously  a drummer boy, he was promoted to Colors Sergeant. (© Richard B Levine)
Members of the George Armstrong Custer Camp 17 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War New Jersey prepare their weapons for a salute at the rededication ceremony for Civil War hero and Medal of Honor awardee Sgt. Benjamin B. Levy at Cypress Hills Civil War Cemetery on May 27, 2001. Levy, who enlisted in the Union cause at the age of 17, was the first of the Jewish faith to receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery in saving his regiment's colors during battle in the Civil War. Previously...
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