The Blue & the Gray

The Gray: Bernard Nordlinger

Confederate Bugler (1831-1908)

Originally from Strasbourg, France, Bernard Nordlinger immigrated to Georgia in 1858 and served as hazzan (cantor) for Congregation Beth Israel in Macon. In 1861 he joined the Macon German Artillery as a bugler. He was wounded in the Second Battle of Bull Run and later imprisoned at Camp Parole near Annapolis.  

After the war, Nordlinger owned a shoe store in Georgetown. A founder of the Mt. Sinai Society, a small Georgetown congregation, he later joined Washington Hebrew when the two congregations merged. 

Bernard Nordlinger

Bernard Nordlinger