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German General Weitzel and His African Canadians at Petersburg

Black troops in the trenches at Petersburg in 1864.

German General Weitzel and His African Canadians at Petersburg

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 24, 2015  

A young German immigrant would have to conquer his own prejudices to lead black Union troops during the last year of the Civil War.

The Immigrants’ Civil War: War in the Eastern Theater

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 20, 2015  

Index of The Immigrants' Civil War articles on the Civil War in the East.

Immigrants, Race, and Emancipation

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 20, 2015  

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

The Immigrants’ Civil War: The Germans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 20, 2015  

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

Immigrants at the Siege of Petersburg 1864-1865

The second largest city in Virginia was under siege for ten months.

Immigrants at the Siege of Petersburg 1864-1865

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 20, 2015  

An Index to articles on the Siege of Petersburg 1864-1865.

Immigrant German “Hamburgers” Tormented and Captured at Petersburg in 1864

The battles emblazoned on the flag of the 35th Massachusetts regiment reduced it to near non-existence by August 1864.

Immigrant German “Hamburgers” Tormented and Captured at Petersburg in 1864

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 9, 2015  

Was a Massachusetts regiment replenished with kidnapped men?

The Immigrants’ Civil War: Bigotry Against the Foreign-Born

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 1, 2015  

From the Know Nothings to the Klan.

Kentucky Civil War Refugee Camp Reborn and Reconstructed After Expulsions

After expulsions killed nearly a quarter of the black refugees in Camp Nelson, a new effort to reconstruct the refugee haven succeeded in Central Kentucky.

Kentucky Civil War Refugee Camp Reborn and Reconstructed After Expulsions

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 17, 2015  

After a quarter of the refugees died following their expulsion from Camp Nelson, a reconstructed camp was established to help end slavery in Kentucky.

Immigrant Women in the Civil War

Marie Tepe is one of the Civil War Era immigrant women who appears in The Immigrants' Civil War.

Immigrant Women in the Civil War

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 15, 2015  

An Index to articles on women immigrants in the Civil War.

American Refugee Camp in Civil War Kentucky Destroyed

Hundreds of thousands of Americans became refugees during the Civil War. Most were black.

American Refugee Camp in Civil War Kentucky Destroyed

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 6, 2015  

The end of 1864 visited untold hardship on black refugees who were expelled from their homes in the cold of winter.

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