|Other titles||Sigel, Franz, Invalid Pensions|
|Contributions||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalid Pensions|
|The Physical Object|
Franz Sigel (Novem – Aug ) was a German military officer, revolutionist and immigrant to the United States. In the US he was a teacher, newspaperman, politician, and served as a Union Major general in the American Civil ability to recruit German-speaking immigrants to the Union armies got him the approval of President Abraham ance: Baden, United States of America. Sigel’s record in the field was checkered at best, and he was not Grant’s first choice to lead the effort, but a combination of politics and other factors left the German in command. Sigel met Confederate Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge and his small army on May 15 just outside the crossroads town of New Market/5(10). Unlike many generals who led during the Civil War, Franz Sigel gained his leadership experience from his service in the army of his home country, Baden (modern day Germany). He graduated from the Karlsruhe Military Academy in , and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Baden Army. He participated in the Revolution which spread throughout many of the small Germanic countries, and. Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May $ by David A. Powell Pub Date:March From the Publisher About the Book The Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley suffers from no lack of drama, interest, or importance.
General Franz Sigel. Franz Sigel (–) Contributed by Thomas G. Clemens. Franz Sigel was a Union general during the American Civil War (–). Born in Germany and a leader of the failed insurrections of , Sigel rallied German-Americans to the Union cause in with the slogan, "I goes to fight mit Sigel.". Photo, Print, Drawing Pea Ridge march. Respectfully dedicated to Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, U.S.A. Composed by Chr. Bach / Lith. by L. Kurz & Co., Milwaukee, Wis. This entry was posted in Leadership--Confederate, Memory, Personalities and tagged Battle of New Market, Call Out The Cadets, Franz Sigel, german-american, Gustav Koerner, Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel. Bookmark the permalink. ←. Following the failure of Union Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel's force to secure the Shenandoah Valley in the opening moves of U.S. Grant's coordinated Overland Campaign beginning in May, , Sigel was replaced by Virginia native Maj. Gen. David .
Previous studies, however, focused on the Confederate side of the story. David Powell’s, Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May , provides the balance that has so long been : Savas Beatie. Previous studies, however, focused on the Confederate side of the story. David Powell’s, Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May , provides the balance that has so long been needed. In conjunction with his Spring offensive, Lt. Gen. U.S. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel to move up the Shenandoah Valley along the Valley Pike w men to destroy the railroad and canal complex at Lynchburg. Sigel and his force of roug entered the valley but the Union army was intercepted by the Confederate forces of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckenridge in the town of New Market. Defeated at the rain-soaked Battle of New Market, on , Sigel staged a rapid retreat northward to Strasburg, In July, he fought Lt. Gen. Jubal A.