Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Last Order of the Lost Cause

Repost NamSouth 2010
 Lt. Albert Moses Luria

In early May, 1865, 145 years ago, my ancestor Major Raphael Jacob Moses attended the Last Meeting, and carried out the Last Order, of the Confederate Government. It is an amazing story of heroism and heartbreak, humor and tragedy, and the final official act of a dying nation.

My great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Moses, Jr, of Sumter, S.C., and his four brothers fought for the Confederacy, and Major Raphael Jacob Moses was their uncle.

Almost three dozen members of the extended family fought for the Confederacy, and participated in most of the major battles and campaigns of the War. At least nine of them, largely teenagers, died in defense of their homeland, and included the first and last Confederate Jews to fall in battle.

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