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History through the personal stories of those who lived it

IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

The web's most extensive site on the Irish experience

BLOG

Over 500 fully-referenced blog articles on different aspects of Irish emigration and emigrants

RESOURCES

Extensive resources on topics such as Medal of Honor recipients, Generals, regimental losses and book bibliography

VISUALISATIONS

Visualising data on the Irish experience to explore Irish emigrant history in new ways

EXPERTISE

Details on my writing, educational, curatorial and media experience

PUBLICATIONS

Information on my books and published papers and articles, both in the field of the Civil War and military history and archaeology
Damian Shiels
Blog Author
A historian and archaeologist with a passion for telling the personal stories of past people

Latest Articles

The most recent posts from the blog

Mobile Bay: A Newly Uncovered Irish Letter From the Day of Battle

While I have read vast numbers of letters preserved in Federal pension files over the last number of years, very...
February 9, 2019

Podcast Short: The Civil War’s Unfortunate Irish Servicemen

The new post shares a brief podcast that was originally prepared for Irish Community Level Patrons. While thousands of Irish...
January 19, 2019

“It Was Not For To Be Soldiers We Came Out”: Recruited Straight Off The Boat–Some New Evidence

Back in 2015 Brendan Hamilton and I published a piece on the site entitled Recruited Straight Off The Boat: On...
January 12, 2019