Jews of the Confederacy

SUN, MAR 18, 2007 (1:16:30)

Lunelle Siegel, of Temple Terrace, Florida, talks about notable Jewish Confederates, and about the process of uncovering relatives involved in the Civil War. Siegel notes that tens of thousands of Southern Jews served in the Confederacy.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is considered one of the oldest patriotic organizations in our country because of its connection with two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as 1890, the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.

The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 10, 1894, by founders Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett of Nashville and Mrs. Anna Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in Atlanta, GA, in 1895, the organization changed its name to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on July 18, 1919. Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.

Partner
Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Series
Jewish Culture Series
Ken Burns: The Civil War Series