Tag Archives: Western Theater
Recruitment Poster for Corcoran's Irish legion (Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society, via Library of Congress)

Discussion and Debate: ‘On Stereotyping Irish Soldiers’

As the Irish in the American Civil War site continues to develop it is intended that the regular articles will be interspersed with ‘Discussion and Debate’ pieces, aimed at stimulating dialogue and asking or posing specific questions about the Irish experience of the war. Certain topics will include follow-on posts, allowing for responses or differing […]

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Chicago Irish Legion

Book Review: Chicago’s Irish Legion

Books on Irish regiments in the Civil War have long focused on the Eastern Theatre, most specifically on those¬†units in the Army of the Potomac who formed the Irish Brigade. Although the Western Theatre is now beginning to ‘see some action’ in terms of books on the Irish experience, it has tended to focus on […]

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