jewish history en When General Grant Expelled the Jews <p>Three weeks before President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders Number 11. The order expelled <em>Jews as a Class</em> from General Ulysses S. Grant&#39;s war zone, which included parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi.</p><p>Grant believed Jewish residents were smuggling goods from the south. There was active smuggling in the war zone at the time, but it was not limited to Jewish residents. Grant&#39;s own father, in fact, was involved in a cotton smuggling scheme.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:54:27 +0000 Brad Yost 46 at When General Grant Expelled the Jews