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...

Tyler Anbinder Wins The Immigrants’ Civil War Award

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook The Immigrants’ Civil War Award is given every year to an academic, author, public historian, scholar, or artist...

How the Immigrant Journalist Became Wealthy, Married a Founder of the NAACP, and Bought...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook By the time Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army began moving towards Gettysburg, German immigrant Henry Villard was already...

New York’s Irish Community Meets to Honor a Local and International Hero

Members of New York's Irish American community assembled on a hill at Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery last weekend to pay tribute to one of the...

How Journalist Henry Villard Went from Penniless German Immigrant to Covering Abraham Lincoln

Over the last month, The Immigrants' Civil War has examined the reporting of German immigrant journalist Henry Villard from the Lincoln/Douglas Debates to the...