A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War
Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers
Marcus M. Spiegel
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
eBook ISBN: 9780803293755
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.