Franz Sigel’s Civil War


This page is an Index of all articles about German immigrant Franz Sigel (1824-1902) in The Immigrants’ Civil War series.

1. 1848: The Year that Created Immigrant America – Franz Sigel was a leading figure in the Revolutions of 1848.

2. The Germans Save St. Louis for the Union – Sigel was a civic leader in St. Louis and helped organize German resistance to pro-Southern forces in Missouri.

3. The St. Louis Germans Set Out To Free Missouri – Sigel emerged as a military leader in the Union army.

4. Wilson’s Creek Drowns Immigrant Dream of Free Missouri – Sigel played a controversial role in the Union defeat at Wilson’s Creek in 1861.

5. Missouri’s German Unionists: From Defeat to Uncertain Victory – Sigel and Missouri’s Germans at the end of 1861.

6. Missouri Germans Contest Leadership of Unionist Cause – Sigel make a play for command in Missouri.

7. German Leader Franz Sigel’s Victory Earns a Powerful Enemy

8. Immigrant Unionists Marching Towards Pea Ridge – Sigel served as second-in-command of the Union Army of the Southwest.

9. German Immigrants at the Battle of Pea Ridge: Opening Moves – Sigel was nearly trapped in northern Arkansas.

10. Pea Ridge: The German Unionists Outflanked – Sigel on the edge of disaster.

11. German Immigrants at the Battle of Pea Ridge – Sigel’s Greatest Triumph.


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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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