Talk:German Americans in the Civil War
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Title needs fixing. Which civil war? I ended up here from google looking for details of civil war in Germany. There's no "The civil war". be specific.
Discussion note by James F. McManus Jr., CPA, CDP: I am very familiar with the Sanitary Commission report on origins of the volunteers. The claims regarding the German contingent here are dubious. The Saniatary Commmission report was just a guess on the volunteers and didn't even address the regular army, the navy and the militia. The largest ethnic contingent was British in origin followed by the Irish. The Medal of Honor data, which is highly correlated with enlistments and combat mortalities, support this. By far the largest foreign-born group among the Civil War Medal of Honor recipients are the Irish. To say that this wasn't representative of the Union army and navy as a whole would be to argue that the Irish who served were braver than the Germans, an argument that really doesn't hold water. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slante9 (talk • contribs) 06:18, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Three paragraphs were added by an IP, as a copy paste. The IP has only one other edit, so I have not contacted the IP to suggest a rewrite. The subject matter was solders with Germanic surnames, copied from this site. It was removed as a copyright concern. If someone thinks the subject matter deserves treatment in the article, feel free to add it, but in your own words. Caution, the source does not appear to be a reliable source, so use other sources if the subject matter is desired.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 15:25, 1 December 2012 (UTC)