Tag Archives: Civil War Preservation Trust
Sheridan's ride from Winchester rallying his troops

Retreat and Attack: The Ninth Connecticut at Cedar Creek

In the early morning of the 19th October 1864, Captain John G. Healy of the Ninth Connecticut Infantry had his men stand to arms at their breastworks on the east bank of Cedar Creek. ‘The Irish Regiment’ was part of the Union XIX Corps of Major-General Phil Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah. Now reduced to […]

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Save Patrick Cleburne’s Battlefields

The Civil War Preservation Trust is America’s largest non-profit organisation. Their aim is to preserve the battlefields of the Civil War, to which end they have already saved huge tracts of land. As thousands of Irishmen also fought and fell on these great battlegrounds, their work is of real relevance to Ireland and to those […]

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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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CWPT Report on Most Endangered Battlefields

The Civil War Preservation Trust has released its History Under Siege report, a guide to America’s most endangered and at risk battlefield sites of 2010. I would encourage you to take some time to have a look at the report, and to support the CWPT’s efforts if possible. A wide range of sites are threatened, […]

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