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Cemetery for Hebrew Confederate Soldiers

The Hebrew Confederate cemetery on Shockoe Hill in Richmond, Virginia, is the one of the only Jewish military cemeteries* in the world outside the state of Israel. The cemetery is maintained by Congregation Beth Ahabah.
 

 

Close-up of plaque in cemetery with names of soldiers buried there.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF
THE HEBREW CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
RESTING IN THIS HALLOWED SPOT

[List of names--see below]

ERECTED BY
HEBREW LADIES MEMORIAL ASSOC.
RICHMOND, VA.
ORGANIZED 1866.
 

LIST OF BURIALS

M. Levy, Mississippi, killed May 31, 1862.
J. Rosenberg, Ga.
Henry Adler, 46th Va.
E.J. Sampson, 4th Texas, killed June 27th, 1862.
G. Wolfe, N.C.
I. Hessberg, Caroline co.
Unknown soldier
Henry Gersberg, Salem, Va., killed June 2, 1864.
T. Foltz, 16th Miss.
I. Cohen, Hampton (S.C.) Legion.
Sam Bear, Ga.
S. Bachrach, Lynchburg, Va.
Jonathan Sheuer, La.
J. Frank, Ga.
Henry Cohen, S.C. killed June 29, 1864.
Capt. Jacob A. Cohen, Co. A, 10th La., killed at 2nd Manassas, August 30, 1862, age, 33 years.
M. Aaron, N.C.
A. Lehman, S.C.
Julius Zark, 7th Louisiana.
A. Heyman, Georgia.
Lieut. W.M. Wolf, Hagood's S.C. Brigade, died May 9, 1864.
Lieut. L.S. Lipman, 5th Louisiana, died May 9, 1863.
Erected by his brothers to the memory of Isaac Seldner, of the 6th Virg. Inf. Reg., born December 23, 1837, killed at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3rd, 1863. None knew him but to love him.
S. Weiss, Ga.
H. Jacobs, S.C.
E.B. Miller, died April 6, 1864.
Corpl. G. Eiseman, 12th Miss.
M. Bachrach, Lynchburg, Va.
S. Oury, 16th Miss.; died June 10, 1861.
A. Robinson, 15th Ga., died Jan. 26, 1863.

Soldiers killed in battle and buried elsewhere in the cemetery are Gustavus Kann, 16th Mississippi; Henry Smith, Richmond, Otey Battery; Marx Myers, Richmond Grays;
Isaac J. Levy, Richmond Blues, and Captain M. Marcus, 15th Georgia, killed October 13, 1864.
 

 

* Reader Dan Mayer has informed us of another Jewish military cemetery in Weißensee, Germany, for Jewish soldiers of the Kaiser's Army who fell in World War I.


German soldiers stand at attention in honor of their Jewish comrades, at the military cemetery in Weißensee, who fell during the First World War. 395 fallen in action are buried at
Weißensee.