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    Quote Originally Posted by JaegerCoyote View Post
    The Colonel of the 20th New York Infantry during and after the Maryland Campaign was Swedish, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_von_Vegesack
    Cool! I think this is the highest ranking Dane of the war: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=92630347

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    Ha a swedish lead a german Unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Decimus Meridius View Post
    Ha a swedish lead a german Unit

    To be fair his name is sounding more german to me than swedish. :P

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    If you look at the definition of State and nation, they aren't all that different and the terms can most of the time be used interchangeably, therefore making it not needed to change the terminology, as weird as that may seem.
    As as example, people can call the nations of Europe the "states of Europe"

    State definition
    a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government

    Nation definition
    a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular state or territory.

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    I was surprised when i found out about one of my ancestors commanders in the 7th SC Infantry Battalion, Lt. Col. James Henry Rion, was originally from Quebec, Canada. He was born there in 1835 and immigrated to Winnsboro, SC in 1853. He would eventually lead the 7th SC Bn and would be wounded during the Siege of Morris Island on September 3, 1863. He would recover in time for the very end of the war when he was given command of a consolidated unit called Rion's Regiment and promoted to Colonel. He would die in Winnsboro in 1886.
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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.
    The 69th Pennsylvania was pretty much made entirely out of Irish immigrants. If you know anything about the Irish coming to North America they are known as the forgotten slaves and were some of the first slaves to land in the "new world" they were treated the same as African Americans at the time of the civil war they were spit on promised things by the government which they did not deliver on for the most part. But you get what I'm trying to say

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    Trusty since you mentioned the 15th Wisconsin here are two of my ancestors who faught in the regiment.
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