Jewish General Edward S. Salomon Accepts an Invitation to Meet With His Old Comrades-in-Arms

January 28, 1868

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Jewish General Edward S. Salomon Accepts an Invitation to Meet With His Old Comrades-in-Arms
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 308

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      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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      Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Cook County.
      Chicago Ills. Jan'y 28th, 1868.


      Edward S. Salomon, 
      Clerk.
       
       
      Henry M. Cist Esq.
      Corr. Sec'y of Committee of Arrangements
      Cincinnati. O.
       
      Dear Sir:
       
      I am in receipt of your kind invitation to meet the officers of the late Army of the Cumberland on the 6th of February in Cincinnati.
       
      It is my intention to be in Cincinnati on that occasion, and I anticipate a great deal of pleasure in meeting so many of my old comrades in arms.
       
      If not a suit in which this County is involved requires my presence before the Supreme Court at that time, I shall certainly be in Cincinnati.
       
      Very Respectfully
      Your Obedt. Servt
       
      Edward S. Salomon