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Wednesdays – A People at War: American Jews in the Civil War

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Wednesdays – A People at War: American Jews in the Civil War

5/5, & 5/19 @ 2:00 PM/CH

A People at War:  American Jews in the Civil War

Instructor: Herb Kaufman

5/5 This presentation will explore Jewish thought and behavior during a time of great unrest and turbulence.  When the war began, Jews in both the North and the South rushed to support their beliefs and remained steadfastly loyal to their cause.  Jewish soldiers served with gallantry in both Union and Confederate armies.  Seven Jewish soldiers were given the Medal of Honor, while many southern men served their cause with distinction.

 

“The Secret Army: Female Spies – Part One:
 The Revolutionary War through the Civil War”

5/19 A spy is a person who is sent into enemy territory to inspect their works, ascertain their strength, and secretly communicate intelligence.  In accordance with the rules of war, a spy, if caught, is subject to capital punishment.