To PROFESSOR JACOB R. MARCUS, teacher and friend, who spent almost as much time with American Jewry and the Civil War as the writer did; whose understanding and instinct were of constant help in ferreting out facts and obscure sources; whose own rich collection of unique documents and manuscripts, assembled over a long period of years, was full of surprises and interesting verifications; whose patience was taxed many times and whose hours were frequently occupied by long discussions far into the night. Dr. Marcus was in many ways the reason for the writing of this study originally as a doctoral dissertation at Hebrew Union College. To him goes my profound and affectionate gratitude.
To the librarians and library staffs of the Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Dropsie College, and the University of Cincinnati; to Dr. Joshua Bloch of the Jewish Division of the N.Y. Public Library, and Messrs. Solon Buck and St. George L. Sioussat of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress; and the officers and directors of many libraries and historical societies throughout the country, who answered my inquiries and requests promptly and efficiently. To Miss Elizabeth B. Drewry of the War Records Division of the National Archives, Rabbi Isidore S. Meyer, Librarian of the American Jewish Historical Society, Dr. Roy P. Basler and Mrs. Marian Bonzi of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and Dr. J. Monaghan of the Illinois State Historical Library, for many courtesies beyond the line of duty.
To hundreds of persons all over America who took the time to answer letters and the risk of lending material for copying, or who acted as detective agents in hunting out descendants of those who figure in this story. Especially to the following:
Rabbi Morris M. Feuerlicht of Indianapolis for material on his congregation and local persons; Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobs of Cincinnati and the Misses Jacobs of Philadelphia for the "find" of the Rev. George Jacobs scrapbook; the Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo of Philadelphia for permission to search through the minute-books and correspondence files of his congregation, Mikveh Israel; Dr. Abraham A. Neuman for stories and suggestions; Dr. Julian B. Feibelman, Mr. Leonard Levy, and the Board of Trustees of Temple Sinai, New Orleans, for the opportunity to search through the Gutheim papers; Mr. Henry Jacobs and Miss Miriam Goldsmith of New Orleans for material on Mrs. Gutheim; Mrs. Clarence M. Allen and Mrs. Charles A. May of New York, and Miss Alice de Ford of Philadelphia, for data on Michael M. Allen; Mr. Edward Grusd, Editor of the B'nai B'rith National Jewish Monthly for many favors and especially for assistance, through the co-operation of Rabbi Herbert Hendel, in locating Mrs. Martha Sarner Levy of Bradford, Pa., who provided material on Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner; to Mrs. Bernard N. Block, Mrs. Norton L. Gold
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Publication information: Book title: American Jewry and the Civil War. Contributors: Bertram Wallace Korn - Author. Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication year: 1951. Page number: 315.