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The USS Kearsarge (Library of Congress)

The USS Kearsarge and the ‘Queenstown Affair’, Co. Cork, 1863

On the morning of 3rd November 1863, the Federal sloop of war USS Kearsarge steamed into Queenstown harbour, Co. Cork. Anchoring to the east of the Spit Light, members of her crew crowded the deck to get a look at the town. While they waited to hear if any of them would be lucky enough […]

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Cleburne Park, Franklin, Tennessee. The site where Patrick Cleburne was killed, exceptional efforts led to the restoration of this part of the battlefield, formerly the site of a Pizza Hut

The Death of Major-General Patrick Cleburne

In the early afternoon of 30th November 1864 Brigadier-General Daniel C. Govan stood with his Division Commander Major-General Patrick Cleburne on Winstead Hill, Tennessee. As they prepared their troops for an attack on the fortified Federal positions around the town of Franklin, Govan looked out across the exposed plain over which the Army of Tennessee […]

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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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Bride Park Cottage, Killumney, Co. Cork. Birthplace of Major-General Patrick Cleburne, C.S.A.

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne’s Cork

Major-General Patrick Cleburne became the highest ranking Irishman to serve in the American Civil War. Starting the conflict as Captain of the Yell Rifles in Helena, Arkansas, he rose to become one of the most famous divisional generals in the Confederate forces. His fighting abilities earned him the nickname ‘Stonewall of the West’, and the […]

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