THE URL FOR THIS SITE HAS CHANGED TO http://kygermanscw.yolasite.com. This geocities site will shutdown soon.

Kentucky's German-Americans in the Civil War


KENTUCKY'S GERMAN-AMERICANS IN THE CIVIL WAR (Click Here for Information about the Following Subjects)

Where They Lived— Religious and Political Differences— German-Americans Rally Around the Flag —Why They Volunteered and How They Were Recruited— Where They Fought— Prejudices— Performance.






PHOTOS

German-Americans of the:

  • 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry — Photos and Images


  • 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry —Photos and Images


  • 15th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry —Photos and Images


  • 22nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry — Images


  • 54th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry — Photos


  • Louisville Provost Guard — Photo



  • 9th Ohio Infantry — Photo


  • Other —Photos and Images



    If you have any photos of or letters witten by any of Kentucky's German-Americans you would like displayed on this web site , please contact the webmaster, Joe Reinhart, at sixthky@bellsouth.net



    ROSTERS of UNION UNITS

  • Battery A (Stone's) Kentucky Light Artillery

  • 2nd Kentucky Cavalry—Mixed Companies

  • 2nd Kentucky Infanty—Staff

  • 4th Kentucky Cavalry—Companies E, G and others


  • 5th Kentucky Infantry— Capt. August Schweitzer's German Company E and others

  • 6th Kentucky Infantry— German Companies— C,and E,

  • 6th Kentucky Infantry— German Companies— G and I,

  • 15th Kentucky Infantry— Mixed Companies

  • 22nd Kentucky Infantry— Capt. Gutig's German Company K

  • 23rd Kentucky Infantry—Mixed Companies

  • 26th Kentucky Infantry—Mixed Companies

  • 28th Kentucky Infantry—Mixed Companies

  • 34th Kentucky Infantry—Mixed Companies

  • Louisville Provost Guard—Mixed Companies

  • 7th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry


  • 24th Illinois Infantry

  • 32nd Indiana Infantry

  • Other Indiana Units

  • 68th New York Infantry

  • 6th Ohio Infantry

  • 9th Ohio Infantry

  • 121st Ohio Infantry

    More rosters will be added.



  • Battery A Kentucky Light Artilley– Organization and Service

  • 4th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry– Organization and Service

  • 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Web Site (includes a roster)

  • 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Web Site (includes a roster)


  • 22nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry—Organization and Service

  • 28th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry—Organization and Service

  • 34th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry—Organization and Service



  • AN ADDRESS TO KENTUCKY'S GERMANS BY LEONARD STREIFF (Click Here)



  • CAPT. BERNHARD HUND'S LETTER FROM THE BATTLEFIELD OF SHILOH (Click Here)






    ROSTERS of CONFEDERATE UNITS

  • 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th Kentucky Regiments Infantry C.S.A.




  • If you have any photos of or letters witten by any of Kentucky's German-Americans you would like displayed on this web site , please contact the webmaster, Joe Reinhart, at sixthky@bellsouth.net



    Two Bluegrass State Germans in the Army of the Cumberland

    Two Germans in the Civil War: The Diary of John Daeuble and the Letters of Gottfried Rentschler, 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was released by the University of Tennessee Press in May 2004 in a hardcover book containing 279 pages, 8 maps, and 7 photos and engravings. Translated and edited by Joseph R. Reinhart.

    Retail Price $32.00

    Praise for this Book

    "Joseph Reinhart has provided us with an invaluable collection of Civil War soldiers' firsthand accounts. The words of Daeuble and Rentschler not only offer valuable glimpses into the life of the average soldier in the Western Theatre, but even more significantly illuminate some of the differences between German-American and Anglo-American troops. Expertly translated from the original German, Reinhart's edited compilation of these important letters and diary entries eloquently reminds us that the Civil War was not simply a struggle between North and South, but also a period of competing ethnic identities, nativism, and immigrant acculturation." —Chrisian B. Keller, Co-author of Damn Dutch: Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg

    Available from major bookstores, internet booksellers, or the web master sixthky@bellsouth.net.



          1