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    Enlistment Papers

    I believe in your enlistment paper you should have an option to change your characters birth location to a different nation.
    When filling it out
    born in Svortland in the State of Norway
    it looks pretty funny. Maybe an drop down option for State or Nation of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann Günderson View Post
    I believe in your enlistment paper you should have an option to change your characters birth location to a different nation.
    When filling it out it looks pretty funny. Maybe an drop down option for State or Nation of.
    We researched this when creating the enlistment papers and found several surviving enlistment papers for immigrants, many with no alterations (thus forcing them to fill in a state even though they are immigrants).

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    Generally those, or that state became the state they landed in when they debarked from the ocean liner they just got off of.

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    That's pretty interesting I must say, thanks guys.

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    There were a lot of immigrants who fought.

    I am aware of plenty of Irish units as well as German and even an Italian unit.

    Were there any Scandinavian units? Swedish, Norwegian?

    The Union Army in particular was incredibly diverse with orders being given in a host of languages.

    Babylonian army, for sure IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    There were a lot of immigrants who fought.

    I am aware of plenty of Irish units as well as German and even an Italian unit.

    Were there any Scandinavian units? Swedish, Norwegian?

    The Union Army in particular was incredibly diverse with orders being given in a host of languages.

    Babylonian army, for sure IMHO.
    Don't forget the Danes! :P

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_W...nteer_Regiment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    There were a lot of immigrants who fought.

    I am aware of plenty of Irish units as well as German and even an Italian unit.

    Were there any Scandinavian units? Swedish, Norwegian?

    The Union Army in particular was incredibly diverse with orders being given in a host of languages.

    Babylonian army, for sure IMHO.
    well i know some Minnesotan Units had Scandinavian speaking companies/battalions. besides that i haven't looked that far into the history of Scandinavian Civil War Units
    1st Minnesota, Sergeant Michaelsmithern, Company B

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    This painting (which you've all probably seen before) was painted by a Norwegian painter (educated in Copenhagen, Denmark), danish war veteran and eventually the lieutenant colonel of the 145th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, Ole Peter Hansen Balling:

    Ole_Peter_Hansen_Balling_-_Grant_and_His_Generals_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

    I was quite surprised when I learned that. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustyJam View Post
    Don't forget the Danes! :P

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_W...nteer_Regiment

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    Good lord yes, how could we not forget the Danes.

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    The Colonel of the 20th New York Infantry during and after the Maryland Campaign was Swedish, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_von_Vegesack
    First Sergeant Joseph P. Brevett of Company B, 2nd Maryland Infantry

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;- William Shakespeare, Henry V

    A Good Resource for The Maryland Campaign

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