Europeans following the events of the American Civil War especially noted the formation of regiments comprising their countrymen. An estimated 1.3 million Germans alone lived in the North and the South during the Civil War and up to 216,000 served under the Union, while 18,000 wore Confederate gray. The firm of Oehmigke & Riemschneider based in Neuruppin, Germany, produced popular prints of Civil War battles. This image depicts the death of Union General Nathaniel Lyon at the Battle of Springfield (Wilson’s Creek) in Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Lyon's command included several regiments of German volunteers and the battle was important news in Neuruppin.