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When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Stormvetprime Wrote: May 14, 2012 7:10 AM
Well since Grant beat the Democrat-cheered slavers of the southern states, who later went on to create the KKK, and played a huge role in ending the slavery of said states, he is a national hero. Remember, the Democrats lost the Civil War.
VaSteve Wrote: May 14, 2012 8:12 AM
Remember it was the Republicans that trashed the 10th am to the Constitution and gave us this monster called The Federal Government.

IN DECEMBER 1862, from his military headquarters in Mississippi, Major General Ulysses S. Grant issued a directive expelling "Jews as a class" from the immense war zone known as the Department of the Tennessee. General Orders No. 11 was the most notorious anti-Jewish edict ever issued by an official of the US government, and it was overruled by the commander-in-chief -- President Abraham Lincoln -- as soon as he learned of it in Washington.

Notwithstanding its sweeping terms, the order turned out to have little immediate impact on the thousands of Jews living in the area under Grant's command. Only about...