Online Event: The Hebrew Union Veterans Association and The Shapell Roster, Part I
June 11, 2020 –
The researchers of the Shapell Manuscript Foundation Roster Project join us on Zoom to discuss Jews in the Civil War and the members of the Hebrew Union Veterans Association (HUVA). HUVA, the progenitor of became the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., was formed in 1896 as an organization for Union veterans.
The Shapell Roster is the first-ever comprehensive data archive documenting the Jewish soldiers who served in the American Civil War.
Over the course of ten years, Shapell Manuscript Foundation researchers unearthed a treasure trove of information on Union and Confederate Jews during the Civil War era, giving life to a buried record of the Jewish-immigrant experience and American patriotism.