Jean and Bill Soman

Jean and Bill Soman Miami 6-15-69

Jean and Bill Soman Miami 6-15-69

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In Memory of Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, a German-Jewish immigrant (1829-1864) Who gave his life to Free the Slaves and Preserve the United States of America

Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, 1829-1864
A German-Jewish immigrant who was killed during the American Civil War. A true patriot who gave his life to preserve the United States and free the slaves.

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Abraham Lincoln photograph taken by Samuel G. Alschuler April 25, 1858 Urbana, Illinois

 Abraham Lincoln photograph taken by Samuel G. Alschuler April 25, 1858 Urbana, Illinois

The photographer was Samuel G. Alschuler, a German-Jewish immigrant , who came to America in the 1840’s. He  lent Lincoln his velvet collared coat to wear in the April 25, 1858 photograph. He took a second photograph of Lincoln in Chicago on November 25, 1860.  This photograph was the first one taken with Lincoln growing a beard.Alschuler also took a photograph of Lincoln’s Funeral procession when it passed through Chicago in 1865.

Samuel G. Alschuler is the great grandfather of Jean Powers Soman.

 

 

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A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War, Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers: Edited by Jean Powers Soman and Frank L. Byrne (University of Nebraska Press)

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Jean Soman and Family

Jean Soman and Family photo by Roy Llera 2014

 

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Jews in the Civil War

Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, one of the highest ranking Jewish Officers in the Union Army during the American Civil War

Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel

Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, the great great grandfather of Jean Soman was a German- Jewish immigrant who fought and died during the Civil War. He was a true patriot who gave his life to preserve the United States and free the slaves.

 

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In Memory of Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel (1829-1864) Who gave his life to Free the Slaves and Preserve the United States of America

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