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Adolph Proskauer
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Born (1838-11-11)November 11, 1838
Possibly from City of Breslau in Lower Silesia, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland)
Died December 13, 1900(1900-12-13) (aged 62)
St. Louis, Missouri
Place of burial
New Mount Sinai Cemetery
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Confederate States of America Major.png Major
Unit 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Adolph Proskauer was a Jewish officer in the army of the Confederate States of America during the United States Civil War. He rose to the rank of major.

Major Adolph Proskauer of Mobile, Alabama was wounded several times. A subordinate officer wrote "I can see him now as he nobly carried himself at Gettysburg, standing coolly and calmly with a cigar in his mouth at the head of the 12th Alabama amid a perfect rain of bullets, shot and shell. He was the personification of intrepid gallantry and imperturbable courage.

His nephew was Joseph M. Proskauer a prominent New York attorney, Judge, and founding partner of the law firm Proskauer Rose.

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