Arts
1:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Find out more about American Jewish soldiers during the Civil War

JEWISH SOLDIERS IN BLUE & GRAY explores the little-known sacrifices American Jews made on behalf of both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Recently unearthed personal narratives shed new light on this fascinating chapter in American history and powerfully illustrate the unique role Jews played on the battlefields and the home front. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now) and with Sam Waterston providing the voice of President Lincoln, the documentary chronicles Major General Ulysses S. Grant's infamous 1862 mandate to expel Jewish residents from Union-controlled land and shares the story of President Lincoln's doctor-turned-spy.

"Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray" airs on Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.

The public television special JEWISH SOLDIERS IN BLUE & GRAY explores the little-known sacrifices American Jews made on behalf of the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Recently unearthed personal narratives shed new light on this fascinating chapter in American history. The film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now), with Sam Waterston providing the voice of President Lincoln.