Trailer for the documentary Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray.

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray is a first-of-its-kind film that reveals the little-known struggles facing American Jews both in battle and on the home front during the nation’s deadliest war. Documentary reveals an unknown chapter in American history when allegiances during the War Between the States deeply split the Jewish community. It examines a time when approximately 10,000 Jewish soldiers fought on both sides; 7,000 Union and 3,000 Confederate. And we expose General Ulysses Grant’s controversial decision to expel all Jews from his territory. We’ll also tell the stories of President Lincoln’s Jewish doctor serving as a spy in the South, and how five Union Jewish soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Narrated by Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Milius, Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray explores the sacrifices Jews made as they defended both the Union and the Confederacy.

2 min 52 sec


Posted On
June 29, 2011
Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber

Indigo Films

February 13, 2011
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