Jewish-Confederate Hero

Jewish-Confederate Hero

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Isaac J. Levy, 46th Virginia Infantry, was 21 years old when he was killed at the Battle of Petersburg.

" Emma Mordecai, diary, Aug. 30, 1864.

    Isaac J. Levy, 46th Virginia Infantry, was 21 years old when he was killed at the Battle of Petersburg. His parents, Jacob and Martha Levy of Richmond, put this matzevah (tombstone) over his grave at Shockoe Hill.

    In Memory of Isaac J.
    beloved son of
    Jacob A. & Martha Levy
    who fell in battle
    in front of Petersburg Va.
    Sunday, August 21st, 1864
    Age 21 yrs.--11 mos. & 3 days
    May his soul rest in peace
    "The Faith of the Religious is
    Like the Brilliant Light that
    Shineth More and More Bright
    Until the Height of the Day"

    "Gusta brought me the sad news of the death of Isaac Levy, a fine young soldier, killed in the trenches near Petersburg. He & his brother Ezekiel Levy have observed their religion faithfully, ever since they have been in the army, never even eating forbidden food. He leaves a devoted father & mother brothers & sisters to mourn his loss." Emma Mordecai, diary, Aug. 24, 1864.

    "Went to see Mrs. Levy whose son Isaac was killed near Petersbg. on Sunday 21st. Was greatly interested in my visit to the family. Isaac was an example to all young men of any faith--to those of his own most especially. A true Israelite without guile--a soldier of the Lord & a soldier of the South. A noble patriot. His parents & sisters mourn for him as those mourn who while full of love, are also full of Faith and Hope and submission. If all our people were like that family, we would already arise & shine for our light would have come." Emma Mordecai, diary, Aug. 30, 1864.


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