The Galvanized Yankees

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U of Nebraska Press, May 1, 1986 - History - 243 pages
Here is the little-known story of Confederate soldiers recruited from Union prison camps to protect the country from the West. On the condition that they would not be sent south to fight former comrades, they exchanged gray uniforms for blue and headed west to fight Indians, escort supply trains, man lonely frontier outposts, and more.

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Galvanized Yankees were Confederate prisoners of war who joined the Union Army and went west to fight Indians. Brown mentioned them several times in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and this book ... Read full review

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The Galvanized Yankees is an interesting book about US Civil War Confederate soldiers who were offered a chance to take an oath of loyalty to the Union if they would enlist in the army and serve on ... Read full review

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