English: Carl Schurz
was a German revolutionist
and an American general, statesman, journalist and reformer. He was the first German-American to become a member of the U.S. Senate.
Deutsch: Carl Schurz, manchmal auch Karl Schurz, (* 2. März 1829 in Erftstadt-Liblar; † 14. Mai 1906 in New York) war ein deutscher Revolutionär der Märzrevolution in den Staaten des Deutschen Bundes, hier insbesondere der badischen Revolution von 1848/1849, und im politischen Exil in den USA als einer der so genannten Forty-Eighters US-amerikanischer General, Publicist und Staatsmann. Er war der erste Deutsch-Amerikaner, der Mitglied des amerikanischen Senates wurde.
Gallery [ edit ]
Carl Schurz in “Visit to Boston” program of 1881
Frontispiece of Faust's
The German Element in the United States, v. 2
Portrait from Die Gartenlaube of 1888
Portrait from Collier's Encyclopedia of 1921
Portrait from Appleton's Cyclopædia of 1891
Signature from Appletons' Cyclopædia
Carl Schurz Park, New York City
Statue by Karl Bitter (1913) in New York City
Postage stamp from Germany 1976
Memorial relief for Carl Schurz, Part of the wall of the Frankfurter Paulskirche
Portrait by Arthur Ferraris (1900)
Carl Schurz meets Ute delegation, 1880
Schurz and Hayes meet Indians,
Harper's Weekly, Jan. 22, 1881
Ehrenbankett frontispiece (1899)
Schurz 70th Birthday banquet program engraving (1899)
Cabinet meeting of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes
Bas-relief by Victor David Brenner
A Selection of Harper's Weekly cartoons [ edit ]
Cartoons by Thomas Nast  [ edit ]
February 3, 1872, p. 109.
February 10, 1872, p. 132.
April 6, 1872, p. 271.
September 7, 1872, p. 693.
November 2, 1872, p. 845.
November 23, 1872, p. 905.
November 15, 1873, p. 1024.
February 2, 1878, p. 100.
December 21, 1878, p. 1005.
December 28, 1878, p. 1040.
February 21, 1880, p. 128.
February 28, 1880, p. 144.
February 26, 1881, p. 129.
Cartoons by William Allen Rogers [ edit ]
September 15, 1900, p. 880.
September 22, 1900, p. 881.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper cartoons [ edit ]
Cartoons by Matt Morgan [ edit ]
Grant's Civil Service Exam, January 13, 1872
Sales of Arms to French Agents, March 2, 1872
Cartoons by Joseph Keppler [ edit ]
Credit Mobilier, March 8, 1873
Puck cartoons [ edit ]
Cartoons by Joseph Keppler [ edit ]
Grant and Schurz in St. Louis, 1872
Schurz in Hayes “cabinet” 1877
Cartoons by Bernhard Gillam [ edit ]
Schurz front and center in Bernhard Gillam cartoon of 1884
Cartoon from unknown newspaper [ edit ]
Images from Reminiscences  [ edit ]
The Germany of Schurz's
Die Gracht — birthplace of Carl Schurz
Schloss Gracht (from a 1909 edition of v. 1)
Heribert Jüssen (maternal grandfather of Carl Schurz — the
Frau Jüssen (maternal grandmother of Carl Schurz)
Christian Schurz (father of Carl Schurz)
Marianna Jüssen Schurz (mother of Carl Schurz)
University of Bonn (main building)
Friedrich Wilhelm III, king of Prussia (d. 1840)
Friedrich Wilhelm IV, king of Prussia in 1848
Berlin — March 1848 — palace courtyard
Prince Metternich, chancellor of Austria (resigned 1848)
Rolandseck and the Seven Mountains (could be seen from Schurz's adolescent home)
Prussian emmisary with summons for Rastatt's surrender
Kinkel in Chains (artist's misconception)
French actress Rachel
(Portrait by Edouard Dubufe)
Farmer Hensel drove Kinkel's escape carriage
Herr Leddihn was a general assistant in Kinkel's escape
Innkeeper Krüger assisted in Kinkel's escape
Gottfried Kinkel's Escape from Spandau Reformatory
Schurz and Kinkel's Escape Route
Gottfried Kinkel and Carl Schurz after Spandau escape
Gottfried Kinkel signature
Carl Schurz signature (not very typical)
Imaginary portrait of Schurz
Schurz as “Student” in London (1851)
Mazzini letter to Schurz (London, 1851)
Carl Schurz and Margarethe Meyer Schurz
Scene of Lincoln-Douglas debate in Quincy, Ill.
United States Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Judge Goodrich of Minnesota
Galusha Grow of Pennsylvania (fellow canvasser in Minnesota)
Frank Blair of Missouri (fellow canvasser in Minnesota)
Edward Everett of Massachusetts
Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts
John F. Potter of Wisconsin
Potter-antagonist and “fire-eater” Roger A. Pryor of Virginia
Joshua R. Giddings of Ohio, Chicago convention speaker
George William Curtis of New York, Chicago convention speaker
Seward political manager Thurlow Weed
Abraham Lincoln shortly after nomination in 1860
Carl Schurz in 1861 (ambassador to Spain)
Charles Francis Adams, ambassador to U.K.
Thackeray's lampoon of Schurz's presentation at the Spanish Court
Queen Isabella II of Spain and the Prince Consort
William Seward (U.S. Secretary of State) and daughter Fanny
Brigadier General Schurz (1862)
General George B. McClellan
Major General Schurz (1863)
Lincoln and McClellan after Antietam
St. Joseph's (on the way to Gettysburg)
General Meade's headquarters at Gettysburg
General Winfield S. Hancock
General Alexander Schimmelfennig
Schurz aide and future son-in-law Fritz Tiedemann
General Grant at Missionary Ridge
General H. W. Slocum (post-war photo)
Jefferson Davis, Confederate president
Richmond commander Otho C. Ord
Jacob Thompson, Confederate agent to Canada
Clement C. Clay, Confederate agent to Canada
Lincoln successor Andrew Johnson
Oliver O. Howard (Civil War photograph)
William L. Sharkey, provisional governor of Mississippi
H. W. Slocum, Mississsippi commander (post-war photo)
E.R.S. Canby, Department of Louisiana commander
Preston King, Senator from New York
Jim Lane, Senator from Kansas
Conciliatory Senator John Sherman
Conciliatory Senator Lyman Trumbull
William P. Fessenden, Chair of Senate reconstruction committee
Radical reconstructionist Thaddeus Stevens
Abolitionist Wendell Phillips
Prematurely ejected Senator John Potter Stockton
Fellow delegate Senator Zachariah Chandler
Emil Preetorius, a proprietor of the St. Louis
President Johnson impeached and acquitted
Schurz visits Bismarck in January 1868 (and again in 1888)
Chancellor Bismarck's Palace on Wilhelmstraße
German General von Moltke (subject of Bismarck anecdote)
Kaiser Wilhelm I (Bismarck's boss)
Napoleon III (Bismarck's future opponent)
Horatio Seymour, 1868 Democratic presidential candidate
Frank Blair, 1868 Democratic vice-presidential candidate
John B. Henderson, Schurz's predecessor in the U.S. Senate
Charles D. Drake, Schurz's Missouri colleague in the Senate
U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant
Alexander T. Stewart nominated for Treas. Sec. but not confirmed
Vice-president Schuyler Colfax
U.S. Senator from Missouri Carl Schurz (1871)
Schurz portrait by Arthur von Ferraris (1901)
Wreath, Volume One title page
Images from Sketch of Carl Schurz's Political Career, 1869-1906  [ edit ]
Charles Sumner (front view)
Charles Sumner (side view)
Francis P. Blair, Sr., signature
John M. Clayton signature
John J. Crittenden signature
↑ Except as noted.
↑ Cartoon by T.C.H.
↑ From the papers of Carl Schurz in the Library of Congress
↑ Carl Schurz,
Reminiscences, 3 vols., New York: McClure Publ. Co., 1907. Portions were serialized in McClure's Magazine. It appeared in a German edition published by Georg Reimer in Berlin. Portions of the first volume of the German edition were extracted for a German reader published by Allyn and Bacon of Norwood, Massachusetts, in 1913. The images presented in the gallery are arranged in chronological order. In a later edition of volume 1 (London: J. Murray, 1909), the Ferraris portrait of Schurz appeared as the frontispiece instead of the 1906 photograph, and a photograph of Schloss Gracht was added.
↑ By Frederic Bancroft and William A. Dunning. Bancroft and Dunning's work was written as a supplement to Volume III of Carl Schurz's
↑ Carl Schurz,
Life of Henry Clay, 2 vols., Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (American Statesmen series), 1896 and 1899.