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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: Enduring Obligations–Transatlantic Connections Between Emigrants and Ireland

Popular perceptions of 19th century Irish emigration imagine a tearful farewell from home, as emigrants departed never to be heard...
April 22, 2019

Returned Amputees: American Civil War Amputees Living in Ireland

Although proportionately very few Irish veterans of the American Civil War returned to Ireland after their service, hundreds did choose...
April 19, 2019

The Men Who Led the 69th New York on the Bull Run Battlefield

Thoughts of the 69th New York State Militia’s leadership at Bull Run immediately conjures images of Michael Corcoran and Thomas...
April 9, 2019