This Day in Jewish History 1897: Decorated U.S. Civil War Soldier for the Union Dies

David Urbansky was one of only six Jewish Union soldiers to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for acts of valor in the American Civil War.

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On January 22, 1897, David Urbansky, a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who won the Congressional Medal of Honor fighting for the Union in the Civil War, died, at the age of 53 or 54. Urbansky...