Ohio: Jewish Service in the American Civil War

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Publication Date: November 19, 2020
By Shapell Manuscript Foundation
Runtime: 77 minutes


The Shapell Manuscript Foundation and the Columbus Jewish Historical Society share soldier stories from the Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War with a connection to Ohio.

You’ll learn about an active veteran from Columbus with no service records; a runaway who joins the Navy; and the troubled, too-short life of a heroic soldier. We’ll discuss the difference between Simon Wolf’s methodology and ours; what we’ve discovered about the six Civil War soldiers buried in the Veterans Memorial section of Walnut Hills Jewish Cemetery in Evanston; and our latest statistics about Jewish service in the Civil War from Ohio.