This book is the first monograph on the role of the German population minority in the southern states in the American Civil War. It points out that Germans were quite involved in the fighting and, for the most part, had a positive attitude towards slavery. A comparative analysis presents the German militia, the leaders, consuls, blockade breakers and businessmen of the cities of Charleston, Richmond and New Orleans. The appendix contains an extensive survey of primary and secondary sources, including a tabular list of relatives of ethnically German military units with names, origin, rank, vocation, income and number of slaves owned. The book can serve as an archives guide for further related work by historians, military researchers and genealogists.
Author : Andrea Mehrländer Release : 2011 Publisher : Walter de Gruyter ISBN : 3110236885 File Size : 60.15 MB Format : PDF Download : 552 Read : 532