Germans in the Civil War

This web site is dedicated to the memory of the nearly 200,000 Germans and German- Americans who fought for the preservation of their adopted Fatherland- the United States of America- during the bloody years of the American Civil War. Much of the site is under construction, so I appreciate your patience with me as the site continues to grow.

"A German soldier has a double fare in this war.
He enters for his adopted country, and he has to do honor for the German name.
He will show the world that the German stands
in the foremost ranks of fighters for freedom."
...Frederick Kapp, addressing the 20th New York Volunteers, 1861.