Jean and Bill Soman and Family, 2014

Jean and Bill Soman and Family, 2014
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Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel

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In Memory of Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel

Jean Soman

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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 Spiegel was one of the highest ranking Jewish officers in the Civil War. He served in the 67th and 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This heroic soldier was mortally wounded and died on May 4, 1864 during the Red River Campaign. He was buried by his fellow soldiers at Captain Wilson’s Plantation in an unmarked grave on the bank of the Red River near Snaggy Point, Louisiana.

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Jean Soman

Colonel Marcus Spiegel
Jean Powers Soman
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Book about a Jewish Colonel in the Civil War”A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War, Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers”

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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Jews in the Civil War

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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.
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