In 1800, South Carolina had a Jewish population of 10,000- twice as many as lived in New York City at the time.

Bronco Billy, the first movie cowboy, was played by a Jewish actor, Max Aronson.

The Confederate cabinet offices of Attorney General, Secretary of War and Secretary of State were each held by one person known as the brains of the Confederacy.” That person was a Louisiana Jew, Judah P. Benjamin.