Etiqueta: IMMIGRANTS CIVIL WAR

Memorial Day’s Origins at the End of the Civil War

Scroll down for a complete list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War series. The New York Times has an interesting article on the origins of...

Carl Schurz Meets With Lincoln To Arm the Germans

For a complete list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War, click here. The week after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in mid-April 1861,Carl...

Obama Isn’t the First President To Claim Distant Irish Roots, But...

I was watching the news this morning when the anchor cut to a reporter covering President Obama’s visit to Ireland, referencing the president’s search...

Immigrant Day Laborers Help Build First Fort To Protect Washington

For a complete list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War, scroll to the bottom. The Irish 69th Regiment of the New York State Militia...

The Germans Save St. Louis for the Union

This article is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War. Scroll down for a complete listing of the series. Missouri was a border state. That meant...

The Fighting Sixty-Ninth: Irish New York Declares War

Scroll down for a complete list of The Immigrants’ Civil War articles. When Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, it was not clear what New York’s best-known...

Civil War Anniversaries: History, Marketing, and the Pesky Notion of Human...

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will hopefully be dramatically different than the one that preceded it 50 years ago. The 100th Anniversary...

It’s Simple: Birther Bigotry Against Obama Tied to Race and Immigration

The president’s release of his long-form birth certificate will not cool the most radical of birthers. After all, it carries the title across the...

The Harp and the Eagle: Irish American Volunteers and the Union...

The Harp and the Eagle: Irish American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861 to 1865 By Susannah Ural Bruce NYU Press, 2006   A complete list of articles...

The First Casualties of the Civil War Were All Irish Immigrants—Was...

Last week, The Immigrants’ Civil War looked at the reaction of immigrants to the attack on Fort Sumter. Maryann Slutsky, the director of Long...

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