Friedrich Hecker Papers, 1825-1986 (S0451)

4 cubic feet, 81 folders, 7 microfilm rolls

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Friedrich Hecker led an unsuccessful revolt for a German republic in 1848; emigrated to America; aided a second Baden revolt in 1849; and settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. Hecker commanded two regiments in the American Civil War and was active in Republican party politics. The papers contain correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, and artifacts, primarily on the German revolts, the Civil War, and Republican politics. The collection is in German and English.



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