H.C. Corbin, Who Established Policy of Religious Furloughs for Jewish Soldiers, Postbellum Army Documents

c. 1881

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H.C. Corbin, Who Established Policy of Religious Furloughs for Jewish Soldiers, Postbellum Army Documents
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4 pages | SMC 1619

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      This collection of postbellum Army documents, comprised of four separate Special Orders issued by the Adjutant General’s Office, have to do with the examination of candidates for promotion. All are signed by Henry C. Corbin – a Civil War veteran who, as Assistant Adjutant General during the Spanish-American War, established the policy that religious furloughs were to be granted freely to Jewish men in uniform.


      A collection of Documents (4) Signed (“H.C. CORBIN”), as Assistant Adjutant General, 4 pages in all, quarto, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, dating from 1881 to 1884.
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