Did You Know...?

· Francis Salvador was the first Jewish GI to be killed in action during the Revolutionary War.

· David "Mickey" Marcus was a Colonel in the U.S. Army and a Lieutenant General in the Israeli army.

· The first Jewish chaplain was appointed to the U.S. Army during the Civil War.

· The only Jewish Military Cemetery outside of Israel is in Richmond, VA, on Shockoe Hill, where 121 Jewish Confederate Soldiers are buried.

· Over 3,000 Jews served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

· The highest position a Jew has held in government during the Civil War was that of Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of State, Confederate Secretary of War, and Assistant CS Attorney General.

· Gen. Ullyses S. Grant, in General Order Number 11 (dated December 17, 1862) expelled all Jews from the Tennessee theater of the Civil War. Any Jewish civilian found was to be arrested as a prisoner of war, and his belongings were to be confiscated.