|Died||1909 (aged 70–71)|
|Place of birth||Prague, Bohemia|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 – 1865|
46th Massachusetts Volunteers|
57th Massachusetts Infantry
Battle of the Wilderness|
Battle of North Anna
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in Prague, to a Jewish family, Leopold moved to Texas when he was young. When war broke out and Texas seceded, he moved away to Massachusetts, where he enlisted.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 57th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Entered service at: Springfield, Mass. Birth: Hungary. Date of issue: April 30, 1870.
While color bearer, rallied the retreating troops and induced them to check the enemy's advance.
- List of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: G–L
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of the Wilderness
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