The photograph on this page was sent to me July 31, 2002 by Todd Shillington, CoH94NYVI@worldnet.att.net, who is Commander of the N.Y. Department of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War). The picture and the accompanying information concerning Isidore Isaacs/Theodore Barwood appear here with Mr. Shillington's permission.
In the photo of Isidore Isaacs in a G.A.R. uniform, one can see his membership and officer badges, and DEPT NY letters on his collar. He belonged to GAR post 557, Department of N.Y. In 1919 he served as Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Department of N.Y., and in 1921 he served as Commander of the Department of N.Y.
Isidore Isaacs was born 1847 (His gravestone indicates that he was born April 10, 1846. See the pictures below that were sent by Stephen Nathan on Feburary 8, 2004.) and enlisted in the Civil War under the name of Theodore Barwood in Co. F, 59th NY Infantry on November 30, 1861 and was discharged May 29, 1863. He reenlisted in Co. I, 12th NY Cavalry on August 12, 1863 and was discharged July 19, 1865.
Mr. Isaacs was a cofounder of the Hebrew War Veterans, which later changed its name to Jewish War Veterans.
He died in 1924 and is buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Long Island, New York, in the GAR plot.
On February 8, 2004 I received the following email from Stephen Nathan Steve@nathansb.com:
Isidore Isaacs was married to Rose Nathan. Rose was my great grandfather's sister. Today I visited Isaacs' grave and it is not in a GAR plot, but an Isaacs family plot with other family members.
Stephen (Steve) Nathan
In a separate message on February 8, 2004 Stephen Nathan sent to me three photographs that he had taken that day at the Isidore Isaacs family grave site.
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