Tag Archives: Irish in America
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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