• Tags: Civil War

The Fort Madison German militia company was one of several military units in Northern states composed of German-American volunteers. German-American men volunteered in disproportionately high numbers for the Union army.



Civil war hymn book kept by Union solider Jacob Nauman, featuring a defaced section on temperance.
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Selections from Civil War diary kept by the thirty-year-old Jacob Naumann, a German-born Union soldier. Includes hand-drawn sketches of individual skirmishes and individual entries.
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Civl War vet reports of pro-German activity, sending images of the Kaiser and von Hindenberg in mail.
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