Germans in the Civil War

the letters they wrote home

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill

Written in English
Published: Pages: 521 Downloads: 334
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Subjects:

  • German Americans -- Correspondence.,
  • Immigrants -- United States -- Correspondence.,
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence.,
  • Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.,
  • 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.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Walter D. Kamphoefner and Wolfgang Helbich ; translated by Susan Carter Vogel.
GenreCorrespondence., Personal narratives., Personal narratives, Confederate.
SeriesCivil war America
ContributionsKamphoefner, Walter D., Helbich, Wolfgang Johannes, 1935-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE540.G3 D48 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 521 p. :
Number of Pages521
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20733884M
ISBN 100807830445
ISBN 109780807830444
LC Control Number2006014016

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