A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers

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Mai 1995



Marcus Spiegel, a German Jewish immigrant, served with the 67th and 120th Ohio Volunteer regiments during the Civil War. He saw action in Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, where he was fatally wounded in May 1864. These letters to Caroline, his wife, reveal the traumatizing experience of a soldier and the constant concern of a husband and father.


Jean Powers Soman is a great-great-granddaughter of Marcus Spiegel. Her coeditor, Frank L. Byrne, is a professor of history at Kent State University and the editor of several books, including "Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life and Civil War Papers."


"The greatest consolation I have during the last two weeks of continual fighting, marching, and hardship is that lovely picture of you and the dear children. . . . I am looking at it about 5 times an hour and I fear that sometimes I am talking to it. As soon as Vicksburg falls, I will come home and stay at least one month."--letter from Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel to his wife, 23 May 1863--Marcus M. Spiegel
EAN: 9780803292321
ISBN: 0803292325
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1995
Seitenanzahl: 353 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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