From the frying pan into the fire: Immigrants | Pennsylvania Civil War 150
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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

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From the frying pan into the fire: Immigrants

John F. Ballier

Learn how John Ballier went from being a humble immigrant baker to a great American war hero.

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Susan Ritter Trautwine McManus

Susan Trautwine dedicated herself to comforting wounded soldiers in local hospitals, but she never forgot the ones who needed just as much support: the family members who couldn’t be there.

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Elizabeth Schwalm

Elizabeth Schwalm cared for five children under the age of five while running the family farm in her husband's absence. Many would say this qualifies her as a war hero.

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Cavada Brothers

They served with distinction and honor, and personally experienced the horrors of both America and Cuba's famous internal conflicts.

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