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Jews in the 13th

Mississippi’s Jewish population began to grow in the late 19th Century, principally in the central part of the state, eventually reaching¬† a community of about 1,500 in the Delta alone. But there had always been some Jews. And, so, Dr. … Continue reading

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Surgeon Simon Baruch

One of the most famous members of the 13th Mississippi was Dr. Simon Baruch, a young surgeon, who transferred to the 13th from the 3rd South Carolina Battalion in August 1864—though just why he transferred, and to the 13th, I … Continue reading

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