More than 20,000 Hispanics fought in the Civil War: some for the Union and some for the Confederacy. Thousands of Hispanic civilians lent their hearts and hands on the homefront.
This publication provides a glimpse into some of the lives, stories, and achievements of Hispanics who fought and struggled for a more perfect union. Their stories will help provide inspiration and reflection as the history and legacy of the American Civil War is owned and shared by all. David Vela, National Park Service, Southeast Regional Director.