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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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Book Review: Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland

Sir Peter Tait’s Clothing Factory in Limerick has been the topic of a number of posts on this site. Tait was a regular producer of uniforms for the British Army, but in 1864 entered into a contract which was somewhat unusual. This saw the factory make large numbers of uniforms for the Confederacy, with these […]

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