Damn Dutch: Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg

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Stackpole Books, 2004 - History - 236 pages
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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 federals 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 defenses on Cemetery Hill and in other strategic locations.
 

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Contents

GermanAmericans and the War up to Gettysburg
16
The Pennsylvania Dutch as First Defenders
44
The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg
74
Fight with What Is Left
113
Pennsylvanias GermanAmericans a Popular Myth
138
The Pennsylvania Dutch Fight for Old Dutch
165
Epilogue After Gettysburg
189
Appendix A Pennsylvania Dutch Music
199
Notes
205
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Christian B. Keller teaches history at Dickinson College. Scott Hartwig has been interpretive park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park since 1980. Martin Oefele is professor of American history at the University of Munich.

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