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An Extract of the Statements Provided by John Barrett and John Gleason for Timothy Durick (John Barrett could sign his name, John Gleason was illiterate so made his mark- Image via Fold3)

Dependent Father: How one Irish Brigade Soldier’s Service Helped an Elderly Man in Rural Tipperary

Each month for much of the 1880s the octogenarian Timothy Durick travelled from his home in Lackamore, Castletownarra, Co. Tipperary to the nearby town of Nenagh. He made the journey to visit the Post Office and collect his pension, which was worth $8 U.S. Dollars. In order to secure the pension the elderly man had […]

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Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Library of Congress)

How To Find American Civil War Veterans from Irish Counties: A Case Study of Mathew Dooley, Roscrea

I receive regular requests from around Ireland to provide information on men from specific parts of the country who served during the American Civil War. Pinning veterans down to a locality of origin is a difficult challenge, but it is often possible to reveal some of their stories. Having recently conducted  research on one fascinating […]

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Hickey's death as recorded in his Confederate Service Record (Fold3.com)

Boston Immigrant to Crescent City Soldier: The Poignant Letters of William Hickey

I was recently contacted by historian Ed O’Riordan, who a number of years ago saved a remarkable series of letters sent home to Tipperary by an Irish emigrant in America, William Hickey. The letters chart the story of a young man who experienced the loneliness and uncertainty of life in a new country and his […]

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The Bombardment of Fort Sumter on 12th April 1861 (Library of Congress)

Revealed: The Tipperary Town Where the First Soldier to Die in the American Civil War was Born?

The first soldier to die in the American Civil War was Private Daniel Hough of the 1st United States Artillery, from Co. Tipperary. Although we have long-known Hough was a Tipperary native, it has not been clear from where in that county he hailed. Details as to his wider family have also been scant. Recent research […]

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John Lonergan Memorial, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Lonergan received the Medal of Honor for actions at Gettysburg

South Tipperary Military History Society Lecture

I had the good fortune to deliver a talk on the 17th April last to a relatively new military history society on the topic of the Irish in the American Civil War. The South Tipperary Military History Society was formed in 2010, and hold their lectures in the Irish United Nations Veteran’s Association House in Clonmel. […]

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John Lonergan Memorial, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Lonergan received the Medal of Honor for actions at Gettysburg

A Gettysburg Hero’s Irish Memorial

A recent post brought you news of the unveiling of a memorial in Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary to Captain John Lonergan who won the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg. A follow-up visit has allowed some photos of the memorial to be posted and also provides a backdrop for a more detailed look at Lonergan’s actions in […]

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Lonergan Memorial 9 19.6.10

Unveiling of Captain John Lonergan Memorial

A memorial to Captain John Lonergan was unveiled at Sir John’s Road, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary on the 8th May 2010.  Captain Lonergan’s family left Ireland in 1848, and he went on to win fame at Gettysburg where he commanded Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his […]

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