AuthorO'Donnell-Rosales, John.
TitleHispanic Confederates / by John O'Donnell-Rosales.
EditionThird edition.
PublishedBaltimore, MD : Clearfield Co., 2006.
Descriptionxiv, 154 pages ; 22 cm
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 151-154).
Summary NoteSummary: Although it is not generally acknowledged, thousands of soldiers of Hispanic ancestry fought on behalf of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. As a result of the Spanish colonial settlement of the Gulf Coast states and Mexican control of the territories that were to become Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, a significant number of Hispanic-Americans were affected by the outbreak of the Civil War. As the author explains in the Introduction, many of these individuals (including businessmen and sailors living in cities like New Orleans, St. Louis, Natchez, Biloxi, and Mobile) would have to choose between their cultural aversion to American slavery--which had been outlawed throughout Latin America prior to 1860--and the desire to protect their way of life in the South. After consulting a number of primary and secondary sources, the author has compiled a roster of Hispanic Confederate soldiers and the number of soldiers listed here has grown to 6,175 men, nearly twice as many as identified in the first edition. Included among the soldiers are (1) persons of Jewish descent whose ancestors were expelled from Spain in 1492, (2) mestizos of Spanish/Native American ancestry who joined many of the Texas regular and militia units, (3) mulattos of Spanish/African ancestry, (4) soldiers of Asian descent whose forebears had emigrated from the Philippines to Louisiana and other places along the Gulf of Mexico, (5) Minorcans of Florida whose ancestors had intermarried with Italians, Corsicans, and Greeks and settled in Florida under British rule, and (6) white Spaniards, Cubans, Mexicans, and Islenos of Louisiana--From publisher description.
SubjectsConfederate States of America. Army -- Registers.
Hispanic American soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Registers.
Registers (Lists)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Hispanic American.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Registers.
LC Card Number2007-270868
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: E 548 O261 2006
CA-1903471: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
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