A History of the Ninth Regiment: Illinois Volunteer Infantry, with the Regimental Roster

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When the Civil War erupted in April 1861, many German immigrants in Illinois rushed to enlist in the Union Army. Volunteers from Illinois towns in St. Clair CountyBelleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Lebanon, and othersmarched to Springfield under the command of August Mersy, a veteran of the failed 1848 revolt in Baden, Germany. Marion Morrison notes that when the German immigrants reached Springfield, August Mersy was rejected as commander because of his limited facility with English. Replaced by Colonel Eleazer A. Paine, an ...

A History of the Ninth Regiment: Illinois Volunteer Infantry, with the Regimental Roster 1997, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809320424

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A History of the Ninth Regiment: Illinois Volunteer Infantry, with the Regimental Roster 1997, Southern Illinois University Press

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