Immigrants in the 1862 Maryland Campaign


Here is our four-part series tracing immigrant heroism and suffering in battles from the Second Bull Run through the bloodiest day in American history at Antietam. A final post looks at the most important outcome of the campaign, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1. Did Anti-German Bigotry Help Cause Second Bull Run Defeat?

2. Immigrant Soldiers Chasing Lee Into Maryland

3. Scottish Highlanders Battle at South Mountain

4.The Irish Brigade at Antietam

5. Emancipation 150: “All men are created equal, black and white”– A German immigrant reacts to the Emancipation Proclamation

Previous articleLarry Kirwan Rock’n Hofstra Tonight
Next articleEmancipation 150: “All men are created equal, whether black or white”
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.