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American army officer
Died when: 62 years 32 days
Star Sign: Scorpio
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 officerwrote "I can see him now as he nobly carried himself at Gettysburg, standing coolly and calmlywith a cigar in his mouth at the head of the 12th Alabama amid a perfect rain of bullets, shot andshell. 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.