Hungarians in the American civil war

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22. oldal - Maythenyi with thirty men is ordered to attack the cavalry. With sabres flashing over their heads, the little band of heroes spring towards their tremendous foe. Right upon the centre they charge. The dense mass opens, the blue coats force their way in, and the whole Rebel squadron scatter in disgraceful flight through the cornfields in the rear. The bays follow them, sabring the fugitives.
22. oldal - Maythenyi disappears in the cloud of rebel cavalry ; then his voice rises through the air: "In open order — charge ! " The line ..opens out to give play to their sword-arm. Steeds respond to the ardor of their riders, and quick as thought, with thrilling cheers, the noble hearts rush into the leaden torrent which pours down the incline. With unabated fire the gallant fellows press through. Their fierce onset is not even checked. The foe do not wait for their,—- they waver, break and fly.
48. oldal - Kossnth has done to prevent the threatening intervention of Great Britain, because the documents relating thereto are still inaccessible ; but it is evident that Kossuth did use his influence in behalf of the United States at that critical period. When Louis Kossuth came to America in 1851, one of his warmest admirers and supporters was William H. Seward, then senator from New York. What his friend and partner, Horace Greeley, .did for Kossuth and the Hungarian cause in the Tribune, Seward tried...
22. oldal - He paused — no one was sick or tired.- " We must not retreat. Our honor, the honor of our General and our country, tell us to go on. I will lead you. We have been called holiday soldiers for the pavements of St. Louis ; to-day we will show that we are soldiers for the battle. Your watchword shall be — • 4 The Union and Fremont /' Draw saber ! By the right flank— quick trot— march...
48. oldal - ... public meetings and through the press. Figyelmessy consented, and went a few days later again to the State Department for his final instructions. Seward was then very much encouraged by the latest news from the West, and thought the voyage would be unnecessary for the present. Later he came back 89 The Diplomatic History of the War for the Union. By William H. Seward, Boston, 1884. Pages 6 and 7. to his original design, when Figyelmessy suggested that it would be just as well to state the facts...
21. oldal - ... company, composed of the very flower of the youth of Kentucky, tendered its services, and requested to be added to the Guard. Zagonyi was still overwhelmed with applications, and he obtained permission to recruit a fourth company. The fourth company, however, did not go with us into the field. The men were clad in blue jackets, trousers, and caps. They were armed with light German sabres, the best that at that time could be procured, and revolvers ; besides which, the first company carried carbines....
34. oldal - Wallenstein, which had an important part in the battle of Dessau [1626]. Another, Nicholas, was a general in the Honved Army in 1849, and was sentenced to twenty years in an Austrian dungeon, where he lost his eyesight and died in 1854. Alexander Gaal himself was a lieutenant in the Honved Army, and was severely wounded in one of the engagements. After the catastrophe he fled to Turkey, but was induced by a promise of immunity to return to Hungary. He was seized, however, and pressed into the Austrian...
10. oldal - ... calculations made on the subject, and are given here for their general interest, although they contain no specific information about Hungarians. They refer only to white soldiers in the Union Army, and leave out of consideration 92,000 men from certain western states and territories. Natives 1,523,267 Germans 176,817 Irish 144,221 British Americans .... 53,532 English 45,508 Other Foreigners 48,410 "Foreigners...
11. oldal - ... quantity rather than quality, did not consider them separately. We have to resort, then, to other means to make an estimate of their number. Nearly one-half of the Garibaldi Guard or 39th New York Infantry8, and about one-half of the Lincoln Riflemen, incorporated later in the 24th Illinois Infantry9, were Hungarians. This makes about 400. For additional data I examined the published regimental rosters of some of the states, only one of which (Iowa) contained records of the nativity of the men....
1. oldal - Although the Hungarian has but recently become an "element" in the great American "melting pot," he has been by no means a stranger on this continent. He seems to have even preceded here all European races except the Norsemen, for the Tyrker, or Turk, who, according to the Icelandic saga, discovered grapes at Vinland about the year 1000 AD, could have been no other than an Hungarian1. In Sir Humphrey Gilbert's illfated expedition to New Foundland in 1583 we find an Hungarian humanist, Stephanus Parmenius...

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