The Civil War and the Jewish Community

The Civil War: 150 Years, an online exhibition by the Jacob Rader Marcus of the American Jewish Archives

Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray, documentary about Jewish soldiers in the Civil War

"Civil War in the United States" entry in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia produced by the Jewish Women's Archive

The Civil War at NMAJH, highlighting the collections of the National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish Military History


The Civil War in the Washington Area

Civil War Washington, a project of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

President Lincoln's Cottage

Ford's Theatre

"Abraham Lincoln: The Final Casualty of the War," a section of an online exhibition To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds by the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Fort Stevens, the site of the only battle fought within the District of Columbia

Civil War Defenses of Washington, a site from the National Park Service

"Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria", a section of an exhibition Building a Community: Alexandria’s Past to Present at The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum


History of Area Civil War-era Jewish Congregations

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Beth El Hebrew Congregation


Further Reading

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Lincoln and the Jews: A History

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

American Jewry and the Civil War

The Jewish Confederates

Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate

The Uncommon Soldier: Major Alfred Mordecai (Covenant Books, 5)

A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers

A Southern Woman's Story (1879)

The Civil War Diary of Clara Solomon: Growing Up in New Orleans, 1861-1862