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Judah P. Benjamin. Sketch of the life of this remarkable man. His career as a Confederate. An anecdote of him told by Dr. Hoge—his capacity for hard work. His flight from Richmond at the close of the war. (H. T. Ezekiel in the Jewish South, December, 1897.) One of if not the most unique personage connected with the government of the Southern Confederacy was Judah P. Benjamin, a Jew, as signified by his name. Although this gentleman was one of the foremost lawyers of his day, a prominent United States Senator, at various times Attorney-General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and more latterly a Queen's Counsel in England, no history of his life has as yet been written. Such a work is now in course of preparation in England, and it was a request for data in connection therewith that led in part to the writing of this sketch. Judah Phillips Benjamin was the son of English parents, and was born in 1811. His mother and father were on their wa