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Civil War pension records of Union soldiers housed at the U.S. National Archives reveal that many Jewish soldiers joined the army under aliases. While some sought to avoid antisemitism, most sought to avoid protective parents. As Henry Redwitz (1833-1913) aka Charles Clark wrote: Charles Clark was given by me to prevent and avoid any annoyance by my family, who at that time very much was opposed of taking the steps of my enlistment.”

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