Did Jews Participate in the American Revolution? Well here are a few stories. (Haym Salomon)

I am going to conclude this short series with a note on someone I consider to be one of the nation’s unrecognized Founding Fathers for without the sacrifices of Mr. Salomon, the Revolutionary War would have likely ended in New Jersey in 1776 as the Continental Congress ran out of funds to support the army. …

Did Jews Participate in the American Revolution? Well here are a few stories. (Jewish Pirates)

When the Spanish expelled the Jews in 1482, many came to the “New World” is search of freedom and safety.  Not surprising, many turned to piracy as both a means of income and as retribution for their mistreatment in Spain. Similarly, many Jews, already heavily involved in shipping and trade, began to arm merchant ships …

Did Jews Participate in the American Revolution? Well here are a few stories. (Levy Solomons)

Since the quartermaster department of the Revolutionary armed forces was primitive and inadequate, the government turned to civilian purveyors for badly needed supplies. Many, if not most, Jewish merchants of that day were purveyors on a large or small scale, offering the government clothing, gunpowder, and lead. Harassed for lack of funds, the authorities took …

Did Jews Participate in the American Revolution? Well here are a few stories. (the "Jew Company")

In South Carolina of at least thirty-four Jewish soldiers served in what would become known as the “Jew Company” under Captain Richard Lushington.  The Jews who served in Lusington’s company did not constitute a majority, but since most of them had been conscripted as a group from the King Street shopkeepers of Savanah, they all …

Did Jews Participate in the American Revolution? Well here are a few stories. (Moses Franks)

In 1776, as Washington was preparing in Boston to move against New York, the general requested Congress to send him $250,000 in hard coin to pay the militia whose term of service had expired. Washington’s problem was not to raise the money, but to transport it to Boston past hostile Tories. Shipping the specie by …