Monday, November 12, 2012

Tri-State Germans in the Civil War

 In honor of Veterans Day and commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, the Hamilton County Genealogical Society will present a program by  Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann titled Tri-State Germans in the Civil War.
German-Americans played an important role in the Civil War. German regiments were dubbed the “Dutch devils” by the Confederates and Robert E. Lee was reported to have said, “Take the Dutch out of the Union Army and we could whip the Yankees easily.”

Dr. Tolzmann will explore the contributions made by area German-Americans to the Union cause. He recently published a translation from German of Gustav Tafel’s The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War (Little Miami Pub. Co.), providing it with additional supplements with information he uncovered dealing with Germans from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in the Civil War.

Don Heinrich Tolzmann is President of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, Curator of the German Heritage Museum, and Historian for the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee.   The HCGS is honored to present Dr. Tolzmann and this topical program on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00am in the Huenefeld Tower Room at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Branch, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

For further information about HCGS or this program, please contact Program Director, Linda Dietrich at

1 comment:

  1. Just saw this blog post this evening. I'm sure the presentation was great. I love learning about the ciivl war.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets


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