I am new to the group and discov=
ered it it via Dave Smith's column in Civil=
I am most interested in the war =
in the West, Kentucky and Kentuckians , and=
Germans in the war.
In Dec. 2000 my book A History o=
f the 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.:=
The Boys Who Feared No Noise was=
The 6th contained four German co=
I am compiling a list of books c=
ontaining diaries and collections of let=
ters written by native Germans w=
ho fought in the war.
They are not plentiful.
So far I have located the follow=
(1) Civil War Letters of Sergean=
t Charles Wickesberg (1961); (2) Letters of
Frederic C. Winkler 18621865 (1=
963); (3) A Civil War Soldier's Last Letter
s (1975) (4) Your True
Marcus: The Civil War Letters of=
a Jewish Colonel (1985); (5) Lone Star and
Double Eagle: Civil War Letters =
of a German-Texas Family (1982); and (6) The
Civil War Diary of Charles A. Le=
uschnerSixth Texas Infantry (1992).
I am not interested in such prim=
ary sources published in periodicals at this time.
Please contact me if you can add=
any books to the list. This info will be
published in a book containing t=
he diary of one German and letters of another
another that will be published =
in the spring 2004.