Immigrant Soldiers Battle Above the Clouds to Capture Lookout Mountain

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook German refugee Peter Osterhaus had just buried his wife when he met his army division on the edge...

German Immigrants Rushed by Rail from Virginia to Tennessee to Help Save a Union...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Carl Uterhard was a German doctor who came to the United States in 1863 in the hope of...

A German Revolutionary Marches to the Aid of the Union Army in Chattanooga

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook German-born General Peter Osterhaus had commanded Ulysses Grant’s Ninth Division during the successful campaign against the Confederate stronghold at...

Immigrants Help Relieve the Blockade of Chattanooga October 1863

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook The Union Army of the Cumberland had been locked inside its defenses at Chattanooga for a month when...

An Army of Immigrants Retreats and Starves at Chattanooga

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook When the Union Army of the Cumberland made its way back into Chattanooga after its defeat at Chickamauga...

The Immigrants’ Civil War Table of Contents

The Immigrants’ Civil War is a series that examines the role of immigrants in our bloodiest war. Articles will appear twice monthly between 2011...

Chickamauga Sept. 20, 1863: As the Union Line Collapses, Two Immigrants Held Firm

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. It came after a lightning campaign by...

Immigrants in the Reconstruction Era

This page provides links to articles on immigrants in the Reconstruction Era 1865 to 1877. 1. German General Carl Schurz Begins His Investigation of the...