Immigrant Participation in the Civil War

Mischa Honeck talked about the key role played by European immigrants as soldiers fighting primarily for the Union during the Civil… read more

Mischa Honeck talked about the key role played by European immigrants as soldiers fighting primarily for the Union during the Civil War. The largest ethnic population to fight for the Union during the Civil War was German immigrants who came to the United States between 1848-1860 after the 1848 revolution in Europe. He showed slides during his presentation, after which he responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Why We Fight. German-American Revolutionists Confront Slavery and Secession” was the fourth session of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) Spring Symposium, “Secession and War Come to Washington,” which was part of the series “The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” It was held on Friday, May 7, 2010, in the Capitol Visitors Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 10, 2010
Last Aired:
Jul 11, 2010

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  • Jul 10, 2010 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2010 | 8:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 2:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 8:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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