In New York, German leaders angrily defend German-born Union troops
Leaders of the New York City German community met at a large evening meeting in the Cooper Union to protest recent accusations against the German-born units of the Union Army's XI Corps of "cowardice and ill-behavior on the battlefield" during the defeat at Chancellorsville in the month before. Citizens gave angry speeches rejecting this scapegoating and resolutions were passed to condemn the raw nativism involved and to assign blame where the meeting felt it really belonged, on the high command of the Army of the Potomac. (By John Osborne)
"General News," New York Times, June 3, 1863, p. 4.