January 28, 1868

Jewish General Edward S. Salomon Accepts an Invitation to Meet with His “Old Comrades in Arms”

Autograph Letter Signed
1 page
SMC 308
Of the 7,935 Jews who fought in the Civil War, few had a better war than Edward Selig Salomon, a German-Jewish immigrant who enlisted in the 24th Illinois as a First Lieutenant.  A hero of Gettysburg and Atlanta, he won quick promotions for battlefield bravery, and rose to command the 82nd Illinois, Heckler’s German and Jewish regiment organized in Chicago. Brevetted a Brigadier General, he remained active in veterans affairs for the rest of his life.  Here he accepts an invitation “to meet the officers of the late Army of the Cumberland.”
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, quarto, on the decorative letterhead of the Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Cook County, Chicago, Ill. January 28, 1868. To Henry M. Cist in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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