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Huntsville, Alabama

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Hispanic Confederate Veterans

 

SCV 37th Texas Camp Historian John O'Donnell-Rosales Publishes Book

Although it is not generally acknowledged, a number 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, during the 19th century, 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 John O'Donnell-Rosales explains in the introduction to his ground-breaking list of Hispanic Confederate soldiers, 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 most of Latin America by 1860 -- and the natural desire to protect their way of life in the South. After consulting a number of primary and secondary sources, including numerous rosters of Confederate soldiers, the author has compiled the first comprehensive roster of Hispanic Confederate soldiers in print. The list of 3,600 soldiers, which includes Private Kelvin Rosales, the author's Confederate ancestor, is arranged alphabetically by surname and gives each individual's rank, company, and regiment (Infantry, Cavalry, etc.). Included among the soldiers are persons of Jewish descent whose ancestors were expelled from Spain in 1492, as well as a short list of Hispanic Confederate naval personnel. At the back of the volume there is a bibliography of the sources utilized by the author in the compilation of this unique list.

8.5" x 11", 90 pp., paper. (1997), repr. 1998. ISBN 0-8063-4802-X

Historian Rosales will research your military ancestor for very reasonable cost.

John O'Donnell-Rosales, M.A.

Genealogical Research

Specilaizing In Military Records/Unit Histories
Colonial Through Vietnam
 P.O. Box 667
Mobile, AL 36601
 (251) 460-0464
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SCV Camp #357

Hispanic Confederates