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Antietam, Sharpsburg, Irish

‘Ten Feet East of a Walnut Stump’: An Irishman at Sharpsburg

At 6am on the morning of 17th September 1862, Colonel Henry B. Strong and his largely Irish 6th Louisiana Volunteers were drawn up in woods slightly to the north-west of a small Dunker Church, near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. The regiment, which by this point in the war numbered little over a 100 men, […]

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Discover Your Namesake in the Civil War

In the first of a series of Internet Resources posts, we look at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. Here you can discover how many people with your name or surname served in the American Civil War, and learn more about their units and battles. You may even be related to some of them! […]

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The bayonet charge of the 69th Pennsylvania at Glendale as portrayed in McDermott's

Glendale Marker Unveiling Photos

Further to the recent post regarding the dedication of a  69th Pennsylvania Marker at Glendale, the Civil War Preservation Trust have now uploaded photographs of the ceremony on their flickr page. The event included talks by National Park Service Historian Bob Krick and the CWPT’s Ron Cogswell, and was attended by the 69th Pennsylvania reenactors.

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Corporal Robert Coleman, the man who shot General McPherson

Memphis Irishmen at Chickamauga

The 5th Confederate Infantry were a unit formed mainly from the Irish of Memphis. They were created in May 1862 as a result of the consolidation of the 2nd (Knox-Walker’s) Tennessee Infantry and the 21st Tennessee Infantry, following the Battle of Shiloh. In 1863 they were temporarily consolidated with the 3rd Confederate Infantry (which also […]

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