Tag Archives: Civil War
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The Death of Color Sergeant Peter Welsh, 28th Massachusetts Infantry

Color Sergeant Peter Welsh of the 28th Massachusetts Regiment has become one of the best known members of the Irish Brigade. The publication of his Civil War letters in 1986, under the title Irish Green and Union Blue, revealed the picture of a man devoted to the cause of Union. In the summer of 1862 he had […]

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Irish in the American Civil War Shortlisted for 2011 Irish Blog Awards

Irish in the American Civil War has been shortlisted in the Best Arts & Culture Blog category for the 2011 Irish Blog Awards. There are a number of other excellent blogs in the section and it is a great honour to be included- many thanks to the judges for selecting it for the shortlist. I […]

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Irish Born Brevet Generals: A New Resource on Irish in the American Civil War

A new resource page has been added to the Irish in the American Civil War site, providing brief biographies of the 32 Irish born men who were breveted Brigadier-Generals. The page has drawn on Roger D. Hunt and Jack R. Brown’s 1990 Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue as a source for the men’s birthplace and […]

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A Civil War Library Online

In the fourth of our Internet Resources series we examine the Internet Archive, a non-profit resource set up in 1996 and based in San Francisco. At the site you can access a vast amount of information, most notably through the search engine function which allows you to locate and read a vast array of texts […]

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A ‘Storm of Leaden Hail': The 63rd New York at Antietam

148 years ago today, a battle was being fought that would be remembered as the bloodiest single day in American history. Along the banks of Antietam Creek, Maryland, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed for some 12 hours. By day’s end, in the region of 22,720 men would be dead, wounded or missing. Among the troops […]

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