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Today in Jewish History - March 13 / Adar II 26

1865 March 13, FREDERICK KNEFLER (1833-1901) (Hungary - USA)

General Sherman
Army officer. Born in Hungary, Knefler had the distinction of being one of the only people to rise from a private to a general during the course of a war. In 1861 he volunteered for the Union Army and became a captain within one year. Fighting under General Sherman, he was promoted to brevet brigadier general just before the end of the war.

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