Germans in the Civil War : the letters they wrote home / edited by Walter D. Kamphoefner and Wolfgang Helbich ; translated by Susan Carter Vogel.

Contributor(s): Kamphoefner, Walter D | Helbich, Wolfgang Johannes, 1935-Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: JSTOR eBooksCivil War America (Series): Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 521 p.) : ill., maps, portsISBN: 9780807876596 (electronic bk.); 0807876593 (electronic bk.); 9781469605418 (electronic bk.); 1469605414 (electronic bk.)Uniform titles: Deutsche im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. English. Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, German American | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Immigrant | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate | German Americans -- Correspondence | Immigrants -- United States -- Correspondence | Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- CorrespondenceAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Germans in the Civil War.DDC classification: 973.7092/331 LOC classification: E540.G3 | D48 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction ; German Immigrants and Politics in the Civil War Era ; German Immigrants in the Union Army -- Letters ; Eastern Theater ; Otto Albrecht ; Private Alexander Dupre, Emile Dupre, and Lottie Dupre ; Wesslau Family ; Christoph Barthel, Anna-Katharina Odensass, and Jacob Odensass ; Augustin Family ; Corporal Robert Rossi ; Private Friedrich Schmalzried ; First Lieutenant Alphons Richter ; Corporal Wilhelm Albrecht ; Carl Hermanns ; Caroline Eversmeier ; Dunnebacke Family ; Captain August Horstmann ; Private Wilhelm Hoffmann ; First Lieutenant Peter Boffinger ; Sergeant Wilhelm Francksen ; First Lieutenant Emil Cornelius Knoebel ; Surgeon Carl Uterhard ; Johann Philipp Heubach ; Corporal Jakob Heinzelmann ; Private Gustav Keppler ; Sergeant Albert Krause ; Christian Harring ; Barbara Pack and Nikolaus Pack ; Matthias Leclerc ; Private August Strohsahl (alias Henry Johnson, alias August Warner) ; Petty Officer Eduard Treutlein (alias Edward Smith) ; Jakob Kessler ; Victor Klausmeyer ; Kaspar Herbst and Agatha Herbst ; Muller Family -- Western Theater ; Surgeon Magnus Brucker ; Monn Family ; Private Dietrich Gerstein ; Corporal Ludwig Wilhelm Kuhner and Private Karl Friedrich Kuhner ; Johann (John) Dieden ; Private Paul Petasch ; Second Lieutenant Friedrich Martens ; Private David Bopple and Family ; Christian Bonsel ; Sergeant Ferdinand Krieger ; Private Franz Schorse ; Bernhard Buschmann ; Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Weinrich ; First Lieutenant Karl Adolph Frick and Alwine Frick ; Private Georg Bauer ; Private Ludwig Muller (Louis W. Miller) ; Private Carl Anton (Charles) Ruff ; Private Johann Christoph Penzler ; Private Anton Herman Bullenhaar ; Heinrich Stahler ; Kessel and Ruckels Families ; Dr. Hermann Nagel ; Captain Robert Voigt, CSA ; Captain Ernst Cramer and Ferdinand Simon ; Private Georg Wilhelm Schwarting ; Private Ludwig (Louis) Lehmann, CSA, and Friederike Lehmann ; Epilogue: Reconstruction.
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"Originally published in German with the title Deutsche im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg : Briefe von Front und Farm, 1861-1865, 2002, Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-503) and index.

Introduction ; German Immigrants and Politics in the Civil War Era ; German Immigrants in the Union Army -- Letters ; Eastern Theater ; Otto Albrecht ; Private Alexander Dupre, Emile Dupre, and Lottie Dupre ; Wesslau Family ; Christoph Barthel, Anna-Katharina Odensass, and Jacob Odensass ; Augustin Family ; Corporal Robert Rossi ; Private Friedrich Schmalzried ; First Lieutenant Alphons Richter ; Corporal Wilhelm Albrecht ; Carl Hermanns ; Caroline Eversmeier ; Dunnebacke Family ; Captain August Horstmann ; Private Wilhelm Hoffmann ; First Lieutenant Peter Boffinger ; Sergeant Wilhelm Francksen ; First Lieutenant Emil Cornelius Knoebel ; Surgeon Carl Uterhard ; Johann Philipp Heubach ; Corporal Jakob Heinzelmann ; Private Gustav Keppler ; Sergeant Albert Krause ; Christian Harring ; Barbara Pack and Nikolaus Pack ; Matthias Leclerc ; Private August Strohsahl (alias Henry Johnson, alias August Warner) ; Petty Officer Eduard Treutlein (alias Edward Smith) ; Jakob Kessler ; Victor Klausmeyer ; Kaspar Herbst and Agatha Herbst ; Muller Family -- Western Theater ; Surgeon Magnus Brucker ; Monn Family ; Private Dietrich Gerstein ; Corporal Ludwig Wilhelm Kuhner and Private Karl Friedrich Kuhner ; Johann (John) Dieden ; Private Paul Petasch ; Second Lieutenant Friedrich Martens ; Private David Bopple and Family ; Christian Bonsel ; Sergeant Ferdinand Krieger ; Private Franz Schorse ; Bernhard Buschmann ; Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Weinrich ; First Lieutenant Karl Adolph Frick and Alwine Frick ; Private Georg Bauer ; Private Ludwig Muller (Louis W. Miller) ; Private Carl Anton (Charles) Ruff ; Private Johann Christoph Penzler ; Private Anton Herman Bullenhaar ; Heinrich Stahler ; Kessel and Ruckels Families ; Dr. Hermann Nagel ; Captain Robert Voigt, CSA ; Captain Ernst Cramer and Ferdinand Simon ; Private Georg Wilhelm Schwarting ; Private Ludwig (Louis) Lehmann, CSA, and Friederike Lehmann ; Epilogue: Reconstruction.

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CHOICE Review

Kamphoefner (Texas A&M Univ.) and Helbich (Ruhr Univ., Bochum) present a collection of letters written by German Americans to family and friends back home in Germany during the US Civil War. Remarkably well edited and superbly introduced, these letters originally published in Germany in 2002 (Deutsche im Amerikanischen Burgerkrieg) are now available to an English-speaking audience. The editors present excerpts of more than 300 letters as they pertain to the Civil War, portraying German American attitudes toward and opinions about the Civil War from various vantage points--North and South, men and women, front lines to the home front--and provide a glimpse into the German American perspective(s) on the war. Some opinions expressed in these letters challenge traditional views regarding German American involvement in and view of the Civil War as well as the related issues of race, racism, and slavery. Missing from this collection, however, is the German perspective--the letters sent back from Germany to those involved in the war. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. G. Grytz University of Texas at Brownsville

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Walter D. Kamphoefner is professor of history at Texas A&M University. Wolfgang Helbich is professor emeritus of North American history at Ruhr Universitat Bochum. They have collaborated on four previous books, including News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home and German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective .

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