Jews in the 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment


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|SURNAME   : BEHRENS                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: S. BEHREND                                                |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : H                                                         |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : BLUM                                                      |
|FIRST_NAME: JACOB                                                     |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : I                                                         |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
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|SURNAME   : BAUMGARTEN                                                |
|FIRST_NAME: HENRY                                                     |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : K                                                         |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : CAPTURED                                                  |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : ERDMAN                                                    |
|FIRST_NAME: HENRY                                                     |
|RANK      : SERGEANT                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : C                                                         |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
|BATTLE    : BENTONVILLE, NC                                           |
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|SURNAME   : FROHLICH                                                  |
|FIRST_NAME: JULIUS                                                    |
|RANK      : CORPORAL                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : B                                                         |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
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|SURNAME   : HUBSCHMAN                                                 |
|FIRST_NAME: FRANCIS                                                   |
|RANK      : SURGEON                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : HERRMAN                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: HERMAN                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : CHANCELLORSVILLE                                          |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : HIRSCH                                                    |
|FIRST_NAME: FREDERICK                                                 |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : I                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : CAPTURED                                                  |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : JOACHIMSTHAL                                              |
|FIRST_NAME: JOSEPH                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : F                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
|BATTLE    : CHANCELLORSVILLE                                          |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : KOHN                                                      |
|FIRST_NAME: MARTIN                                                    |
|RANK      : CORPORAL                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : H                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
|BATTLE    : RESACA, GA                                                |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : LIEBENSTEIN                                               |
|FIRST_NAME: PHILIP                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : B                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : LIEBENSTEIN                                               |
|FIRST_NAME: W.                                                        |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : B                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : LIPPMAN                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: HENRY                                                     |
|RANK      : SERGEANT                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : F                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : DIED                                                      |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : METZEL                                                    |
|FIRST_NAME: ALEXANDER                                                 |
|RANK      : SGT MAJR                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : B                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : GETTYSBURG                                                |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : MEYER                                                     |
|FIRST_NAME: LEOPOLD                                                   |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : C                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : MANGOLD                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: NATHAN                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : K                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : CHANCELLORSVILLE                                          |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : PERLEWITZ                                                 |
|FIRST_NAME: H.                                                        |
|RANK      : SERGEANT                                                  |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : A                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : POLASHAK                                                  |
|FIRST_NAME: ADOLPH                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : H                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : ROSENTHAL                                                 |
|FIRST_NAME: HENRY                                                     |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : D                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
|BATTLE    : GETTYSBURG                                                |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : ROSENTHAL                                                 |
|FIRST_NAME: WILLIAM                                                   |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : E                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : WOUNDED                                                   |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : SEMISCH                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: JULIUS                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : A                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    :                                                           |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : STEIN                                                     |
|FIRST_NAME: JULIUS                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : C                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : CHANCELLORSVILLE                                          |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : WETZEL                                                    |
|FIRST_NAME: ALEXANDER                                                 |
|RANK      : MAJOR                                                     |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : B                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : GETTYSBURG                                                |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : WOLF                                                      |
|FIRST_NAME: ALBERT                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : G                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    :                                                           |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : FELDMAN                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: PHILIP                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : I                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : GETTYSBURG                                                |
|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|SURNAME   : HERMANN                                                   |
|FIRST_NAME: HERMAN                                                    |
|RANK      : PRIVATE                                                   |
|REGIMENT  : 26                                                        |
|STATE     : WI                                                        |
|BRANCH    : INFANTRY                                                  |
|COMPANY   : C                                                         |
|NICKNAME  :                                                           |
|SIDE      : NORTH                                                     |
|STATUS    : KILLED                                                    |
|BATTLE    : CHANCELLORSVILLE                                          |
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From the 'Jewish-American U.S. Civil War Veterans' web page.
by Lynn Berkowitz

        This database is taken from an 1895 directory published by Simon Wolf, entitled The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen (Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1895). 576 pages.
        Simon Wolf (1836-1923), in response to rising anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe, and particularly to the Dreyfus case, wished to refute aspersions on the patriotism of Jewish-Americans.
        The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen is an index, by state, of Jewish veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies, and includes each man's name, rank, regiment, branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery), status (if wounded, captured or killed) and some brief biographical information if the veteran had been commended for bravery or other meritorious conduct.
        By placing Simon Wolf's directory into electronic format, my original intention was to enable searches and sorts by field in order to help my historical Civil War research, i.e. how many Jewish soldiers were wounded at Gettysburg, how many were imprisoned at Andersonville, and so on. However, its use in JewishGen is to provide genealogical researchers a means to identify ancestors who may have fought in the Union or Confederate armies. The JewishGen search engine will allow a "sound alike" (Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex) search for similar names.
        This database is not intended to be a full or comprehensive listing of all Jewish soldiers who fought in the Civil War. It was compiled in 1895, 30 years after the war ended, at a time when there were no telephones or mass communication other than newspapers. Therefore many Jewish veterans may have been unaware of Simon Wolf's efforts. Many veterans had passed away during those 30 years, as well as many who returned to Europe. Independent research has come up with about 100 names not in Simon Wolf's original list, and it is estimated there were about 10,000 Jewish-American servicemen on both sides of the Civil War. The current database contains over 7250 records.