Tag Archives: University of Southern Mississippi
Irish Themed Union Envelope (Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society, via Library of Congress)

Discussion and Debate: A Response to ‘On Stereotyping Irish Soldiers’

The first in our ‘Discussion and Debate’ series saw author Jim Swan put forward an article ‘On Stereotyping Irish Soldiers’. Among the works cited in the piece was The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865, written by Professor Susannah Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi (for a lecture she […]

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Civil War Citizens

Book Review: Civil War Citizens- Race, Ethnicity and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict

The Irish experience of the American Civil War was not necessarily the same as that of the native-born white American majority who bore witness to the conflict. As a distinct ethnic grouping within 19th century America they often had different motivations for engaging (or disengaging) with the war, which tended to be grounded in their […]

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The Harp and the Eagle

American Civil War historian Dr. Susannah J. Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi is the author of The Harp and the Eagle: Irish Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. Published in 2006, the book not only examines Irish motivation for joining the army, but also their changing attitudes to the war as it progressed. […]

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