Letter from Bernhard Behrend to President Abraham Lincoln, published in The Occident, November 1862

Title

Letter from Bernhard Behrend to President Abraham Lincoln, published in The Occident, November 1862

Description

Bernhard Behrend wrote this letter to the Jewish periodical The Occident, asking that Jewish soldiers receive leave to attend religious services, a right afforded to Christian soldiers.

Source

Library of Congress

Citation

“Letter from Bernhard Behrend to President Abraham Lincoln, published in The Occident, November 1862,” Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City, accessed October 31, 2014, http://www.jhsgw.org/exhibitions/online/lincolns-city/items/show/58.