Jewish Americans in the Civil War


Jewish Americans in the Civil War


Mark Jewish American Heritage Month with NMCWM volunteer Brad Stone as he examines the important roles that Jewish Americans played during the Civil War on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The museum doors will open at 6:30 PM. This is a “pay-what-you-please” event. *Note: a previous email sent out listed an incorrect time.

The program will feature an overview of the many contributions Jewish Americans made to both sides of the struggle and reveals the strong influence that surrounding social forces had in shaping Jewish communities’ views towards slavery and secession.

The Jewish community had an enormous impact on many aspects of the war – everything from the design of the Confederate flag to the abolition of flogging in the U.S. Navy. Their contributions continue to affect us today.  This pivotal point in U.S. history in many ways forever established the Jewish American community as a key element in the fabric of American culture.

Brad Stone has had a long career with the federal government as a senior public relations executive dealing with a wide variety of public health issues. This experience included leading the public relations operations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He currently combines his interest in the Civil War and medical history by volunteering as a docent on a regular basis at both the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD and aboard the U.S.S. Constellation in Baltimore Harbor.

Visit or contact Jake Wynn at jake.wynn@civilwarmed.orgfor more information.

Thursday May 10 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room

48 E Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701