The Flying Dutchman
Last month, my former comrade in CGSC staff riding, Christian B. Keller, gave a presentation to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on “Flying Dutchmen and Drunken Irishmen: The Myths and Realities of Ethnic Civil War Soldiers”. He is the author of Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). The photo below is of Chris, on the right, with another member of the CGSC faculty in March 2010 at a point of some significance in the Chancellorsville Campaign and to enthusiasts of ethnic units in the Union army–though not to the Germans who who have been the focus of Chris’s work.
The presentation (and others) can be found by clicking here: