- Aug 25, 2012
This article uses Wilhelm Kaufmann's Die Deutschen in amerikanischen Bὓrgerkrieg to estimate that 30,899 of the 88,487 German born residents of Missouri fought for the Union in the Civil War. This seems impossibly high as many of the would have been too old or too young and one must take of females. At least a few German residents must have fought for the Confederacy. Seeing Kaufamann's work is over 100 years old, I was wondering if new number exist.