A new Generals page has been added to the site with brief histories of the 18 Irish-born Generals who served in the Union and Confederate forces during the war. Check out the page and read about James Shields, the man who nearly fought a duel with Abraham Lincoln, Patrick Cleburne, the Confederate who suggested arming slaves and offering them their freedom, William Gamble whose unit fired the first shot of the Battle of Gettysburg and Thomas Smyth, the last Union General killed in the American Civil War.
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July 13, 2010 | 1 Comment
Author:Damian ShielsI am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.
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