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The crew of the U.S.S. Colorado, another member of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (Library of Congress)

‘Rather a Monotonous Affair': An Irishman on the Union Blockade

The Union navy often does not receive the attention it deserves when it comes to the American Civil War. This is particularly true of the Irish involvement; the Irish contribution to the Union navy was proportionately greater than that to Union armies. Of the 118,044 men who served as Union ‘Jacks’ during the war, some […]

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