Paula Chrystine Poling Poling 1
Myths, Memories and Realities of the War Between the States
Dr. Mary Ellen Rowe and Dr. Larry Olpin
December 15, 1999
German, Irish, African and Native are all American
For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union army were a De Kalb regiment of German American Clerks, the Garibaldi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a
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put a 90ís mentality into an 1860ís event some things are bound to be misconstrued.
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