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9780811700740

Damn Dutch Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811700740

  • ISBN10:

    0811700747

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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This is the first work to highlight the contributions of regiments of the Pennsylvania Dutch and post-1820 immigrant Germans at the Battle of Gettysburg. On the first day, the 1st Corps, in which many of the Pennsylvania Dutch regiments served, and the half-German 11th Corps, which had five regiments of either variety in it, bought with their blood enough time for the federalists to adequately prepare the high ground, which proved critical in the end for the Union victory. On the second day, they participated in beating back Confederate attacks that threatened to crack the Union defences on Cemetery Hill and in other strategic locations.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Don Yoder
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Christian B. Keller and David L. Valuska
CHAPTER 1 Diverse German Immigrants and Ethnic Identity on the Eve of the Civil War 1(15)
Christian B. Keller
CHAPTER 2 German-Americans and the War up to Gettysburg 16(28)
Martin Oefele
CHAPTER 3 The Pennsylvania Dutch as First Defenders 44(12)
David L. Valuska
CHAPTER 4 The Pennsylvania Dutch and "the Hard Hand of War" 56(18)
Christian B. Keller
CHAPTER 5 The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg 74(39)
Scott Hartwig
CHAPTER 6 "Fight with What Is Left" 113(52)
David L. Valuska
CHAPTER 7 Pennsylvania's German-Americans, a Popular Myth, and the Importance of Perception 138
Christian B. Keller
CHAPTER 8 The Pennsylvania Dutch Fight for "Old Dutch Pennsylvania" 165(24)
David L. Valuska
EPILOGUE After Gettysburg 189(14)
Christian B. Keller and David L. Valuska
APPENDIX A Pennsylvania Dutch Music
APPENDIX B Ballad of the Schimmelfennig Memorial Dining Hall 203(2)
Notes 205

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