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How the U.S. Navy Recruited Immigrants During the Civil War

The U.S.S. Kearsage, which sank the Confederate commerce raider Alabama, was among the many Union ships with a multinational crew.

How the U.S. Navy Recruited Immigrants During the Civil War

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 28, 2015  

The navy had a constant need for new men. Immigrants filled the gap.

Immigrants, Race, and Emancipation

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 21, 2015  

The Immigrants' Civil War looks at immigrant racial attitudes and reactions to slavery and Emancipation.

The Immigrants Civil War: The Irish

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 15, 2015  

Index of articles on Irish during the Civil War.

Lincoln and the Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 15, 2015  

An index of articles from The Immigrants' Civil War on Lincoln.

The Immigrant in the Union Navy: Minorities in the Majority

Immigrants and blacks gave the Union Navy a huge manpower advantage.

The Immigrant in the Union Navy: Minorities in the Majority

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 11, 2015  

The peacetime navy had to grow by 1000% during the Civil War. Immigrants would help fill the ranks.

Carl Schurz Warned That a “System of Terrorism” Was Taking Hold in the Post-War South in 1865

When the war ended, African Americans organized schools with aid from Northern teachers.

Carl Schurz Warned That a “System of Terrorism” Was Taking Hold in the Post-War South in 1865

by Patrick Young, Esq. on June 2, 2015  

As freed slaves struggled for equality, white terrorists stalked their leaders.

German General Carl Schurz Begins His Investigation of the Post-War South

Confederate soldiers returned to devastated communities after the end of the Civil War.

German General Carl Schurz Begins His Investigation of the Post-War South

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 25, 2015  

A German immigrant made a wide-ranging tour of the Deep South right after the last Confederate armies surrendered.

The Immigrants’ Civil War: The Germans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 17, 2015  

An index to our articles on German immigrants during the Civil War.

Carl Schurz’s Civil War

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 17, 2015  

The Immigrants' Civil War.

Lincoln’s Funeral in Immigrant New York

Lincoln was seen as a martyr to Emancipation and Union after his murder on Good Friday.

Lincoln’s Funeral in Immigrant New York

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 14, 2015  

Lincoln's funeral in New York reflected the city's diversity and its divisions.

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