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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

Remembrance Rejected: Reflections on the First World War Centenary & Irish “Forgetting”

The 11th November 2018 marked the conclusion of events remembering the centenary of the First World War. During the last...
November 12, 2018

Dying to Vote: How the 1864 Presidential Election Cost an Irishman His Life

It will come as little surprise to readers that my analysis of Irish American correspondence during the Civil War has...
November 6, 2018

A Walk Among Storied Tombstones: The Irish Americans of Cambridge American Cemetery, England

I recently took the opportunity of visiting Cambridge American Cemetery, England. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 American service...
November 4, 2018