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History through the personal stories of those who lived it

IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

The web's most extensive site on the Irish experience

BLOG

Over 500 fully-referenced blog articles on different aspects of Irish emigration and emigrants

RESOURCES

Extensive resources on topics such as Medal of Honor recipients, Generals, regimental losses and book bibliography

VISUALISATIONS

Visualising data on the Irish experience to explore Irish emigrant history in new ways

EXPERTISE

Details on my writing, educational, curatorial and media experience

PUBLICATIONS

Information on my books and published papers and articles, both in the field of the Civil War and military history and archaeology
Damian Shiels
Blog Author
A historian and archaeologist with a passion for telling the personal stories of past people

Latest Articles

The most recent posts from the blog

Become a Patron of Irish in the American Civil War

Irish in the American Civil War is about to celebrate it’s eighth birthday. As regular readers are aware, the core principal...
April 25, 2018

Revealing the Story of an Irish Railroad Gang & their Families in 1860 Tennessee

I have had the good fortune over recent years to develop links with Middle Tennessee State University, most particularly their...
April 20, 2018

“I was to Him like a Brother”: Bonds between Irishmen in the Civil War

My current research on Irish service in the Union military is attempting to examine the experience of Irishmen and their...
April 7, 2018