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Kriegslieder für die Deutsch-Amerikanischen Kämpfer
The Kriegslieder für die Deutsch-Amerikanischen Kämpfer or War Songs for the German-American Fighters, in English, was published in 1861 for the German-American soldiers that enlisted in the Union army. Following the start of the Civil War, numerous German Americans joined the side of the Union. They rallied for a Union victory and railed against slavery. The German population was no more than 5% of the overall U.S. population, but they were more than 10% of Union soldiers. Throughout the war, many German American soldiers rose quickly through the ranks, playing an important part in the Union victory.
- Kriegslieder für die Deutsch-Amerikanischen Kämpfer
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