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Steamboats on the Mississippi River in New Orleans during the 1850s, a scene that would have been familiar to Maurice O'Donnell (Hippolyte Sebron))

Abbeyfeale’s Louisiana Tiger: A Confederate Veteran Returns to Ireland

Although it is often possible to track Union veterans who returned to Ireland through resources such as pension files, this is not an avenue available when searching for former Confederates. One method of uncovering these men is through the pages of Irish newspapers, which occasionally make reference to American Civil War veterans. In 1915 the […]

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The bayonet charge of the 69th Pennsylvania at Glendale as portrayed in McDermott's

‘Almost Reckless Daring': The 69th Pennsylvania at Glendale

It was just after 3 o’clock in the afternoon on 30th June, 1862 near Glendale, Virginia. Brigadier-General Joseph Hooker looked anxiously to his division’s right flank, where the Pennsylvania Reserve division under Brigadier-General George McCall had been ferociously attacked by Confederate troops. It was becoming apparent that McCall’s men might not be able to hold, […]

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The bayonet charge of the 69th Pennsylvania at Glendale as portrayed in McDermott's

Glendale Marker Unveiling Photos

Further to the recent post regarding the dedication of a  69th Pennsylvania Marker at Glendale, the Civil War Preservation Trust have now uploaded photographs of the ceremony on their flickr page. The event included talks by National Park Service Historian Bob Krick and the CWPT’s Ron Cogswell, and was attended by the 69th Pennsylvania reenactors.

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The bayonet charge of the 69th Pennsylvania at Glendale as portrayed in McDermott's

69th Pennsylvania Marker at Glendale

The Battle of Glendale was fought on June 30th 1862 during the Seven Days Battles in Virginia, when Confederate forces attacked their Federal counterparts as part of the Peninsula Campaign. Among the Union troops that day were the 69th Pennsylvania ‘Irish Volunteers’ who on June 26th next will have their service at the battle honoured […]

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