KARPELES, LEOPOLD - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company E, 57th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Springfield, Mass.

Birth:   Hungary.

Date of issue:   30 April 1870.

Citation:   While color bearer, rallied the retreating troops and induced them to check the enemy's advance.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)