The Civil War in Missouri

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Major General Franz Sigel

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A German revolutionary forced to flee Europe after 1848, Franz Sigel made himself at home in the St. Louis German community. He was a popular figure in the city, which allowed him to successfully recruit for the Union army. He was skilled as an artillery strategist, but he had a tendency to make costly blunders in battle.