Illustration by Art Seiden

Florida Atlantic University

Jewish Recipients
of the Congressional
Medal of Honor:

A Judaica Collection

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient



Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 40th New York Infantry
Place and date: Glendale, Virginia, 30 June, 1862
Date of issue: 1 March, 1865


In the Battle of Charles City Crossroads, Levy, a drummer boy, rescued the two standards which were dropped by their wounded color bearers. He unfurled them and carried them throughout the battle, preventing the colors from being captured by the Confederate soldiers.

This exhibit was prepared by Seymour "Sy" Brody, of Delray Beach, Florida, editor of JWV's "The Jewish Veteran," and author of Jewish Heroes of America and its sequel, Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America, © 1996. The illustrations are by Art Seiden of Woodmere, New York, a professional artist with over 300 books to his credit.

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