Was there any sort of legislated racial discrimination against Jews or not? Or, If not by law, maybe they were oppressed socially by so-called "rednecks"? Did they held any positions in the CSA government? Were there any rich persons of Jewish origin? Etc., etc., etc....
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Judah Benjamin, a US senator from Louisiana prior the war, and a personal friend of Jefferson Davis, served as the Confederacy Attorney General, Secretary of War and Secretary of State. However, as a Jew he was disliked by many confederate politicians.
When the Confederate Congress discussed moving its capital to Nashville, Tennessee, one of the Tennessee senators announced that when this happened, he would introduce a bill banning Jews from entering the capital. Congress applauded.
From the Wikipedia article on Jewish Americans in the military:
- About 3000 Jews served in the Confederate army.
- About 7000 (including 4 generals) served in the Union army.