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HISTORY MATTERS: Did Lincoln owe his victory to Germans?

HISTORY MATTERS: Did Lincoln owe his victory to Germans?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto One century ago, on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, historian Wilhelm Kaufmann concluded that without his 216,000 German-born soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln could not have won that conflict. More recently, Thomas Adam, professor of history at the University of Texas in Arlington, suggested that this might […]