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True sons of the Republic : European immigrants in the Union Army

Author: Martin Öfele
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, 2008.
Series: Reflections on the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As mass immigration swept unprecedented numbers of Europeans to America in the mid-nineteenth century, these ethnic Americans would fight for the preservation of their new home country and contribute substantially to the Union victory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Öfele, Martin, 1968-
True sons of the Republic.
Westport, CT : Praeger, 2008
(DLC) 2007044133
(OCoLC)177023536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Öfele
ISBN: 9780313027680 0313027684 0275984222 9780275984229
OCLC Number: 214949399
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Series Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Nineteenth-Century European Emigration: Poverty and Revolutions; Chapter Two: Immigrants in American Society, 1840-1860; Chapter Three: The Coming of theWar; Chapter Four: Serving Their Adopted Country; Chapter Five: Ethnic Visibility in the Early War; Chapter Six: To Fredericksburg: Slaughter and Glory; Chapter Seven: Chancellorsville to Missionary Ridge: Humiliation and Triumph; Epilogue: The Aftermath of War; Notes; Bibliographical Essay; Index.
Series Title: Reflections on the Civil War era.
Responsibility: Martin W. Öfele.

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Up to 500,000 Union soldiers, or one fourth of the Union army, was born in Europe. These immigrants left their home countries for a multitude of reasons, mostly economic and political. In the United  Read more...

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