Tag Archives: Irish in America
The 1862 'Tiffany' Color of the 69th New York, Presented by President Kennedy to the Irish People in 1963

How Many Irish Fought in the American Civil War?

As I have often noted on this site, the American Civil War is the only conflict in the Irish experience which compares with World War One in terms of scale. But just how many Irish served during the conflict? Relatively little detailed modern research has taken place to establish this, and it is undoubtedly a […]

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Patrick Cleburne & The Battle of Franklin

‘Patrick Cleburne & The Battle of Franklin': The 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Keynote Address

On Friday 14th November last it was my great privilege to deliver the Keynote Address at the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in The Factory, Franklin. The title of the paper was ‘Patrick Cleburne & The Battle of Franklin’ and it dealt with the life, death and legacy of the Cork native, together […]

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Civil War Veterans on their way to meet President Hoover in 1931 (Library of Congress)

Michael Casey: The Dublin Emigrant & Civil War Veteran Who Met President Roosevelt

Previous posts on the site have looked at Irish veterans of the American Civil War in the 20th century (see for example here and here). As their numbers¬†dwindled, many newspapers ran stories about local old soldiers, who were transformed into cherished heroes with the passage of time. Many of these articles are factually flawed, but […]

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Major-General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

A Biographical Sketch of General Patrick Cleburne

Lieutenant-General William Hardee was a Corps Commander in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and a personal friend of Corkman Major-General Patrick Cleburne. Indeed their relationship was so close that Cleburne served as Hardee’s best-man in 1864. Hardee was well placed to offer his thoughts on Cleburne, who achieved the highest rank of any Irishman in […]

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