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Some of the dead of the American Civil War (Library of Congress)

‘Information Wanted': The Irish Missing and Disappeared of the Civil War

Newspapers that appealed to emigrant populations like the New York¬†Irish-American¬†often ran ‘Information Wanted’ sections, where people could place classified ads. Many are attempts to locate long-lost family, friends or beneficiaries of wills. These advertisements ran for three issues at the cost of $1. Some provide a window into the affect the war had on many […]

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