(1844 - 1917)
Moses Jacob Ezekiel was active/lived in Virginia / Italy. Moses Ezekiel is known for sculptor-classical figure.
Biography Moses Ezekiel
The following information is submitted by The Rev. Randolph M. Bragg
Moses Jacob Ezekiel was born into a large Jewish merchant family in Richmond, Virginia on 28 October, 1844. In 1862, he became the first Jewish cadet to enroll in the Virginia Military Institute, and was a part of the VMI Cadet Corps who fought in the Battle of New Market. After the War, he was one of the ten cadets to return to Lexington to reconstitute the Institute, and graduated in 1866. During this last year in Lexington, he became a close friend of General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee and was the organist in the Lees Episcopal Church.
He returned to Richmond to work in the family business and studied anatomy at the Medical College of Virginia. When the fami
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