“Missouri, dear Sir, must be sustained. Pour troops into it. The noble Union men there must be protected[.] our Illinois troops are panting to cross over to help keep the peace. No Union man must be left to suffer henceforth.”Gustave Koerner to Lincoln, May 17, 1861. View this and other documents from our Lincoln Connections Web page.

Gustave Koerner – Civil War Era; Koerner’s Regiment

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[Coming Soon] – Koerner was an inspiration to Germans and instrumental in raising the 43rd Illinois Regiment, Volunteers in the Civil War.

Recruiting poster for the 43rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment, “Koerner’s Regiment,” for the Civil War.


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