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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Marcus M. Spiegel (1829-1864).

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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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Marcus M. Spiegel (1829-1864).

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.

He was one of the highest ranking Jewish Officers in the Union Army

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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)

Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel

Book contains most of Colonel Marcus M Spiegel’s Letters home from the battlefields of the Civil War.¬†

Jean ¬†Soman holding photo of 120th Ohio monument at Vicksburg Battlefield Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel’s name on front

 

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