Last Order of the Lost Cause: The True Story of a Jewish Family in the 'Old South': Raphael Jacob Moses, Major C.S.A., 1812-1893

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9780761800811: Last Order of the Lost Cause: The True Story of a Jewish Family in the 'Old South': Raphael Jacob Moses, Major C.S.A., 1812-1893

This fascinating book takes readers back into history and leads them through the lives of the Moses family, one of the most remarkable families of the Civil War era. The editor has compiled and expanded upon various written and photographical documentation which describes the lives of the Moses'. He focuses specifically on Raphael Jacob Moses and the Jewish heritage of the whole family. Readers will relive the experiences of Raphael Moses as a successful businessman and a staunch fighter for the South during the War. Providing details of life events against a historical background, Young brings to life the strength of the bonds of both the Jewish tradition and the endurance of the Old South. The Last Order of the Lost Cause will spark interesting discussion amongst students of general American History or, more specifically, Nineteenth-Century Southern American History. In addition, anyone at all interested in the Civil War or the American Jewish tradition will be enriched and enlightened by this perceptive and personalized account. The father, an officer on the staff of General Longstreet; the sixteen year old son, a Confederate Naval Officer; the middle son, a hero killed at the Battle of Fair Oaks; and the eldest son, a private in the ranks. Contents: PART I: The Ante-Bellum Years, 1812-1861; PART II: The War Years, 1861-1865; PART III: The Saga of the Last Order of the Lost Cause; PART IV: The Post-Bellum Years, 1865-1893; PART V: The Moses Family; Acknowledgements; Bibliography.

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This fascinating book takes readers back into history and leads them through the life of Major Raphael J. Moses and his family. Mel Young has compiled both written and photographical material describing the Moses's lives. He focuses on Raphael Jacob Moses and the Jewish heritage of his family. An army officer, Georgia legislator, plantation owner, and prominent attorney, Moses led one of the most remarkable lives of the Civil War era. Young interprets diaries, memoirs, letters, and military service records of the Moses family and brings to life the strength of the bonds of both Jewish tradition and the endurance of the Old South. The Last Order of the Lost Cause will spark discussion among students of American history, and anyone interested in the Civil War or the American Jewish tradition will be enriched and enlightened by this perceptive and personalized story.

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This thoroughly researched study is enhanced by the enthusiasm and devotion of the editor who leads the reader through the glory and gloom that was the Army of Northern Virginia.>>>> (Dr. Nat C. Hughes Chattanooga Shofar)

These are important memoirs, and they allow us to understand the life and times of nineteenth-century Jews in the South with a fullness of description and insight that have rarely appeared in the scholarly and literary history of American Jewish life.>>> (Dr. Nat C. Hughes American Jewish Archives)

...a charming story of a Jewish patriot and gentleman of the Old South.>>>> (Chattanooga Shofar)

...a charming story of a Jewish patriot and gentleman of the Old South. (Chattanooga Shofar)

This thoroughly researched study is enhanced by the enthusiasm and devotion of the editor who leads the reader through the glory and gloom that was the Army of Northern Virginia. (Dr. Nat C. Hughes Chattanooga Shofar)

These are important memoirs, and they allow us to understand the life and times of nineteenth-century Jews in the South with a fullness of description and insight that have rarely appeared in the scholarly and literary history of American Jewish life. (Dr. Nat C. Hughes American Jewish Archives)

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Published by University Press Of America (1995)
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