Hispanics in the Civil War
For many Americans the Civil War evokes images of the storied battlefields of North and South and of dramatic changes in the lives of Americans of African and Anglo descent. Lesser known is the story of the people of Spanish ancestry who participated in this epic conflict and of the many battles that took place in the West, in areas of large Hispanic populations and strong Spanish heritage.
Did You Know?
The Kentuckians of the Orphan Brigade began their Confederate service in Clarksville, Tennessee. They were called orphans because their home state did not secede from the Union. More...