Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy

Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy (HMAJZ)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Buy Virginia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 37° 26.778', W 77° 14.55'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

22 Feb. 1845 - 20 Jul. 1921

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.
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Marker NumberV 51
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301630 N 4146744
Decimal Degrees37.44630000, -77.24250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.778', W 77° 14.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 46.68" N, 77° 14' 33.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5781-5871 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Frazier's Farm
0.01 miles
Seven Days Battles
0.06 miles
Frazier's Farm
0.3 miles
Frazier's Farm
0.44 miles
Seven Days' Battles
0.49 miles
Glendale (Frayser's Farm)
0.5 miles
Riddell's Shop
0.51 miles
Battle of Glendale
0.53 miles
Seven Days Battles
0.73 miles
Willis' Church
0.88 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?