Tag Archives: Army of the Potomac
St. Patrick's Day in the Army- Jumping the Ditch by Ediwn Forbes (Library of Congress)

150 Years Ago Today: St. Patrick’s Day in the Army of the Potomac

I wrote a piece this week for thejournal.ie, Ireland’s main online news website. The theme was the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the Army of the Potomac on 17th March 1863, which occurred 150 years ago today. In addition I hoped to raise awareness among Irish people of the scale of Irish involvement in the conflict, and […]

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Captain Patrick Clooney Memorial Waterford

The Waterford Memorial to Captain Patrick Clooney, 88th New York, Irish Brigade

Captain Patrick Clooney of the 88th New York, Irish Brigade, was a native of Waterford. He had served with distinction in the Battalion of St. Patrick during the Papal War in 1860, and travelled to the United States in July 1861. He enlisted as a Private in Company K (Meagher’s Zouaves) of the 69th New York […]

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