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Friedrich Hecker - German Revolutionary, ...

Friedrich Hecker - German Revolutionary, American Civil War Hero

Sep 30, 2021

Friedrich Hecker was a German lawyer and a radical democrat who played a central role in the Märzrevolution (March revolution) of 1848/49, more specifically in the Baden area in South West Germany in April of 1848. After a failed uprising (Heckerzug), he emigrated to the United States in 1848 where he lived on a farm in Illinois before getting involved in politics and fighting on the Union’s side in the American Civil War from 1861-1864.

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