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German Immigrants in the Civil War

Washington, DC
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mischa Honeck, author and research fellow at the German Historical Institute, talks about German immigrants and their motivations for fighting in the Civil War. He spoke at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium.

Updated: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:57am (ET)

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