Title: A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M....
Publisher: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 2nd Edition
Trade paperback. A very good copy with wear to the edges signed and dedicated to Natalie on the first free end paper. 351, index,Forward by the great, great grand son of this Jewish fighter. Letters from the Colonel to his family and the comments by the author make for an interesting take on the Civil War. Bookseller Inventory # 007141
Synopsis: Marcus Spiegel, a German Jewish immigrant, served with the 67th and 120th Ohio Volunteer regiments during the Civil War. He saw action in Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, where he was fatally wounded in May 1864. These letters to Caroline, his wife, reveal the traumatizing experience of a soldier and the constant concern of a husband and father.
About the Author: Jean Powers Soman is a great-great-granddaughter of Marcus Spiegel. Her coeditor, Frank L. Byrne, is a professor of history at Kent State University and the editor of several books, including Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life and Civil War Papers.
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