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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

Podcast: Ireland’s First World War American War Brides

In 1917 more than 6,000 American sailors arrived in Ireland, the first United States troops deployed to front line service...
July 7, 2019

John Joseph Coppinger: The Irish Letter that Launched An Illustrious American Career

I recently came across a series of 1861 letters written between three notable members of nineteenth century Irish America. The...
July 6, 2019

“Leaving Off the ‘O'”: Insights into Irish Emigrant Name Changes in 1860s America

Millions of people in the modern-day United States have some degree of Irish ancestry. The surnames they bear or are...
June 27, 2019