Tag Archives: Fetterman Fight
Refugees from fighting with Native Americans in 1862 (Library of Congress)

Scalping, Big Braves & Butchery: An Irish Indian Fighter Writes Home to His Mother in Dublin

I recently came across the remarkable letters of Sergeant Thomas Mangan, which are here transcribed for the first time. The 22-year-old Dubliner was a recent emigrant from Ireland, who within a year of arriving in his new home found himself in the midst of the savage and brutal struggle for control of the Western Plains. […]

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Fetterman Fight 1866

The Irishmen Who Fell in the Fetterman Fight, 21st December 1866

Although this site is dedicated to the Irish in the American Civil War, I recently came across some records pertaining to a number of Irishmen who died in 1866 that I thought worthy of inclusion. Footnote.com are currently in the process of adding Final Statements from 1862-1899 to their resources, a process that is currently […]

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