Tag: IMMIGRANTS CIVIL WAR

Before the Civil War Only Whites Could Become Naturalized Citizens: Would...

The half-decade after the Civil War was a time of intense debate of the question of who exactly was an American and how one...

A German Regiment’s Charge Helps Win Victory at Chattanooga’s Missionary Ridge

The Union Army of the Cumberland had been cooped up in Chattanooga ever since it was defeated at the Battle of Chickamauga in September,...

Lincoln and the Immigrants

This page indexes articles on Lincoln and immigrants from The Immigrants’ Civil War: 1. Lincoln, the Know Nothings, and Immigrant America. 2. Immigrant Leader Carl Schurz...

How German Refugee Thomas Nast Invented How Santa Claus Looks Back...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Thomas Nast did not invent the American Christmas, but the German immigrant did develop the iconic image of...

German Immigrants Rushed by Rail from Virginia to Tennessee to Help...

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...

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...

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...

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