Feature ‘A Baptism of Blood’ Fighting for the Union in the US Civil War, Welsh soldiers discovered that the cost of assimilation was the loss of their native language. Aled Jones | Published in History Today Volume 72 Issue 12 December 2022 Brigadier General Joshua T. Owen, 1860-65. Courtesy US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.