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German-Speaking Officers in the U.S. Colored Troops, 1863-1867

by Ofele, Martin W.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Retail Price: $55.00
Issue: Fall 2004
ISBN: 081302692X

This study examines the multifaceted relationships among German immigrants who served as officers in the U.S.C.T. These officers came from various backgrounds and had a wide variety of views on race. Serving with black soldiers allowed immigrants a much better change at promotion than service in other units.

review of German-Speaking Officers in the U.S. Colored Troops, 1863-1867, by Ofele, Martin W., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2004).