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    Posted 3 years ago

    Rivertrout
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    Found some neat vintage photographs one of them looks to be a ceremony of Franco-Prussian War. veterans.. on bottom has Kampfgenossen derein 1870 71.. in back of picture has a taped message.. would appreciate any anymore information on this.. thank you

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Not Civil War veterans or taken in the US.

      They are Franco-Prussian War veterans. The dates of 1870- 71 on the mount and the statue are the quickest way to discern it is not Civil War.

      Additionally, none of the veterans are wearing the GAR badge which would be expected of a post- War shot of US Civil War veterans.

      scott
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Scott, don't forget, there was the UCV as well. Agreed on the Franco-Prussian War.
    3. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      Tks Johnsmith, & thank you scottvez, & blunderbuss2 for the correct information
    4. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      dlpetersen, fortapache.. Tks
    5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      "Scott, don't forget, there was the UCV as well. Agreed on the Franco-Prussian War."

      I know of several Union Regiments that were German and have seen German veterans groupings from the Union. With the statue in the back, I initially thought this might be a Regimental group (still could be, just not US).

      While Germans served in CS units, I don't know of any CS German Regiments.

      scott
    6. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      Here’s some more information about that

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Americans_in_the_American_Civil_War
    7. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      AdeleC, Tks
    8. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      Tigra, Caperkid.. Tks
    9. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      SpiritBear.. Tks
    10. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      vetraio50, Tks
    11. BlackWatch BlackWatch, 3 years ago
      Very cool picture.
    12. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      BlackWatch.. Tks
    13. Militarist Militarist, 3 years ago
      These are German combat veterans of the Franco-Prussian War and the photo was taken in Germany. Great photo!!
    14. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      Militarist. Tks
    15. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 3 years ago
      fleafinder.. Tks
    16. Militarist Militarist, 3 years ago
      I must correct my statement that this photo was taken in Germany. When I tried to identify the monument I found that it was located on Washington Square in Davenport Iowa. It was removed in 1918. So this is a group photo of German Franco-Prussian War Veterans taken in Davenport Iowa. The group went by the name Kampfgenossen von 1870-1871.

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