The Harp and the Eagle

American Civil War historian Dr. Susannah J. Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi is the author of The Harp and the Eagle: Irish Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. Published in 2006, the book not only examines Irish motivation for joining the army, but also their changing attitudes to the war as it progressed. On 17th March 2010 Dr. Ural gave a lecture exploring these topics for The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s Perspectives in Military History Series. This excellent presentation has been made available on the internet and is well worth viewing if you are interested in the Irish experience of the war.

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Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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  1. Book Review: Civil War Citizens- Race, Ethnicity and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict | Irish in the American Civil War - May 5, 2011

    [...] For those who would like to find out more about the book they can read an interview on the Bull Runnings blog with editor Professor Susannah Ural here. A previous post on this site provided a link to a lecture on Irish volunteers in the Union Army given by Professor Ural at The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center which can be accessed and viewed here. [...]

  2. Discussion and Debate: A Response to ‘On Stereotyping Irish Soldiers’ | Irish in the American Civil War - August 11, 2011

    [...] of the University of Southern Mississippi (for a lecture she presented on the topic of the book see here). Professor Ural is also the editor of Civil War Citizens- Race, Ethnicity and Identity in [...]

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