Blood Shed in This War


This and all the podcasts in this series are created and compiled by Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Department of Library Public Services, WKU.


WKU Libraries hosted Michael A. Peake for the presentation of his new book Blood Shed in This War on October 11 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, KY.

This presentation provides an overview of German participation in the Civil War with the First German 2nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry as the prime example of the more than 50 German infantry regiments that served the Union during the war. It also includes original war period artwork created by regiment officer Captain Adolph G. Metzner who created a notable collection of over 120 sketches, drawings, and paintings during his service period with the 32nd Indiana in the Western Theater from August 1861 through September 1864.


American Art and Architecture | Fine Arts | Military History | United States History