15 April 2011

America's Only Jewish Military Cemetery

Courtesy of the Hebrew Cemetery Company of Richmond 
The Hebrew Confederate Cemetery, located in Richmond, Virginia, is the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel.

It was created by the anti-Semitism of the two Confederate military cemeteries, in Spotsylvania Court House and Fredericksburg. They refused to bury the Jewish Confederate soldiers killed in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Wilderness. They didn't want "Jewish boys" in their cemeteries. They buried Jewish confederate soldiers within a self contained hallowed area of Hebrew Cemetery of Richmond Virginia.

Those buried came from Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana. See the full story which lists the names of those buried.

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