Standing By Their Flags The Two Sided Jewish-American Experience During the Civil War, Speaker Barry Steelman.
Standing By Their Flags: The Two Sided Jewish-American Experience During the Civil War: No war in American history divided the Jewish people as did the Civil War. It caused brother to fight brother and put fathers against sons. There were civilian and military Jewish leaders on both sides of this conflict. We will take a look at the response of the Jewish communities of America, both North and South. We will also discuss individuals and groups that made significant contributions to their side of this bloody four year period in our history. Jews fought proudly, with dignity and valor, to protect their personal ideals throughout this major struggle.
Admission to the Museum and this program are free.