Buy New
$31.40
Qty:1
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Save: $3.60 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

August Willich's Gallant Dutchmen: Civil War Letters from the 32nd Indiana Infantry (Civil War in the North) Hardcover – August 24, 2006


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, August 24, 2006
$31.40
$8.30 $7.45


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Series: Civil War in the North
  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr; First Edition edition (August 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873388623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873388627
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Joseph R. Reinhart is an independent scholar who has specialized in Civil War research. His recent publications include Two Germans in the Civil War: The Diary of John Daeuble and the Letters of Gottfried Rentschler, Sixth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and A History of the 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.: The Boys Who Feared No Noise.

More About the Author

Joe Reinhart is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, a graduate of Bellarmine College and holds a master's degree from Indiana University. A retired Certified Public Accountant, Joe has been actively researching and writing about the Civil War for the last 20 years. He is the author of A HISTORY OF THE 6TH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY U.S.: THE BOYS WHO FEARED NO NOISE.

He also is the translator and editor of (1) TWO GERMANS IN THE CIVIL WAR: THE DIARY OF JOHN DAEUBLE AND THE LETTERS OF GOTTFRIED RENTSCHLER, 6TH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY; (2) AUGUST WILLICH'S GALLANT DUTCHMEN: CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM THE 32ND INDIANA INFANTRY; and (3) A GERMAN HURRAH!: CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF FRIEDRICH BERTSCH AND WILHELM STAENGEL, 9TH OHIO INFANTRY; (4) YANKEE DUTCHMEN UNDER FIRE: CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM THE 82ND ILLINOIS INFANTRY.

Joe is a member of the Louisville (Ky.) and Sarasota (Fl.) Civil War Round Tables, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Society for German-American Studies.

An avid reader of military history since his mid-teens, Joe's interest in the Civil War was rekindled in 1993 when he discovered his great-great grandfather had served in the 28th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. This discovery led him to research and write about the American Civil War.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rjsamp on October 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Well done publishing of letters from a German Regiment from Indiana in the American Civil War. The author sets the historical background and the basic facts (like correct spellings of names) and then prints out the letters. These German Hoosiers fought hard in many battles and this book is a great addition to any ACW researcher\reenactor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wahrheit on October 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A nicely translated collection of letters written by German-American soldiers of the 32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry. This work helps understand the every day life of German-American soldiers in the Civil war. For example, one letter reports the menu: "In the morning, coffee, bread, smoked meat. Noon, fresh beef, bread soup, rice soup, cabbage soup. Evening, coffee, bread soup, cold beef, smoked meat and potato salad."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jpha01 on November 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Until I read this book, I really had no idea of how the "immigrant" experience must have been for a Civil War soldier. The 32nd Indiana consisted of an all-German regiment -- the majority of the soldiers were in this country no more than ten years before the war broke out. Obviously, like any immigrants they faced language and cultural barriers. Amazingly, the men who formed this unit were volunteers and totally devoted to the Union cause. Most of their letters were written to German-language newspapers of the time. These letters have been well translated. What really strikes me most is their candor. Camp life, marching, their accounts of battles and campaigns, and even the sometimes unguarded opinions about their officers make this a good book. Not only is it translated in English for those who don't read German, but the book is well-edited with footnotes and commentary between the letters. This way the reader gets the whole picture.
I had a family member who served in Co. H of the 32nd Indiana. He is not mentioned at all and most of the enlisted men are not. But for a thorough understanding of the background of this regiment and their experiences in the war, I find this an invaluable book as I proceed with my genealogical research. Also, as a "Civil War buff" I can tell you it is a great read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Y. Clawson on September 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a very interesting book and it has been very helpful for the article I am writing on the 32nd Indiana (First German) for a genealogy newsletter. Helped me understand why the Germans had a regiment of their own.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Robert on January 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
While doing my genealogy I discovered this wonderful book on the 32nd Indiana Infantry Volunteers Regiment (The All German Regiment). The book is a compliation of the translated letters written by the members of the regiment during the Civil War and show how members of the unit lived, played and fought. The author put a great deal of work into this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search