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Title A Brave Frontiersman
Author Cohen, Henry (1863-1952)
Date c.1893
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3M326, Box 1
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Cohen (Henry) Papers, 1850, 1881-1951
Description An essay written by Henry Cohen, recording the life and military heroics of Mr S. Schlesinger, a Jewish soldier who served under General L. M. Openheimer during the "Indian outbreak".
Series Description Papers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools and immigration.
Biographical Note / History Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Responses to Immigration
Places Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, Fort Ellsworth, Kansas, Washington, United States
Nationality American; American Indian; Jewish
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Fry, James B; Openheimer, General L M; Forsyth, G A; Schlesinger, S
Keywords army, navy, death, Jewish, history, reference, conflict, military, education, overland migration, livestock, murder, crime, theft, currency exchange, finance, economics, railroad, Kansas Pacific Railroad, hunting, animals, travel, treaty, hospital, camp, food, coffee, sugar, infantry, artillery, wages, weapon, children, literature
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin