Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, JEWISH
SOLDIERS IN BLUE & GRAY is a first-of-its-kind film
that reveals the little-known struggles facing American Jews both
in battle and on the home front during the nation’s deadliest
war. This Documentary reveals an unknown chapter in American history
when allegiances during the War Between the States deeply split
the Jewish community. It examines a time when approximately 10,000
Jewish soldiers fought on both sides; 7,000 Union and 3,000 Confederate.
And we expose General Ulysses Grant’s controversial decision
to expel all Jews from his territory. We’ll also tell the
stories of President Lincoln’s Jewish doctor serving as a
spy in the South, and how five Union Jewish soldiers received the
Congressional Medal of Honor. Narrated by Oscar-nominated screenwriter
John Milius (Apocalypse Now), JEWISH SOLDIERS IN BLUE &
GRAY explores the sacrifices Jews made as they defended
both the Union and the Confederacy.