Etiqueta: IMMIGRANTS CIVIL WAR

When Pickles Stood in the Way of Assimilation

Anti-immigrant activists like to attack modern immigrants for “not assimilating like our ancestors did.” Oddly, the neo-Know Nothings oppose funding for the kinds of...

The St. Louis Germans Set Out To Free Missouri

This article is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War. Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of articles. Missouri was in a state of...

Immigrant Regiments on Opposite Banks of Bull Run

This article is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War. Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of articles. The 1st Louisiana Tigers Special Battalion...

The Irish Tigers From Louisiana

For a full list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. As the Irish Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment...

The “Sons of Garibaldi”  Join the Union Army

For a full list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. Giuseppe Garibaldi was the 19th century’s rock-star...

Why Did the Irish Fight When They Were So Despised?

For a full list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. In the mid-1800s, the abuse that newly...

Why the Germans Fought for the Union

For a full list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. Within weeks of Lincoln’s election, Southern states...

A Discussion on Irish Immigrants and the New York City Draft...

This blog is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War series. Last night I joined an overflow crowd at the New-York Historical Society to watch a...

Immigrants Rush To Join the Union Army—Why?

For a full list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. If you have been reading The Immigrants’...

Germans Re-Enact the Civil War, But Why Are They Dressed in...

The Public Radio International (PRI) program The World reported last week on the popularity of Civil War reenacting in Germany. Caitlin Carroll reports: On a warm...

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