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Lt. Col. Leopold C. Newman (1839-1863): a NY Jewish war hero

May 30, 2010


Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day for the custom of cleaning the graves of Civil War soldiers, but the location of a New York Jewish Civil War hero’s grave is uncertain. In 1861 22 year old¬†Leopold Charles Newman, a ¬†Columbia University alumnus who wrote poetry and fiction and read French and German literature, was […]