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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

Illiterate Letters to the Clachan: Revealing One Family’s Emigration Story in 1870s Donegal

James McDevitt was born into a large Irish family around the year 1845. His home was in a small cluster...
August 5, 2018

My Adopted Soldier: Irish Students Research the American Civil War

A number of years ago, Donegal teacher Gerry Moore launched the fantastic My Adopted Soldier project. The cornerstone of his efforts saw...
July 20, 2018

Podcast: Catherine Garvin & The Search For Her Disabled Son in 1860s America

The new Forgotten Irish Podcast is now live. It is a story that may be familiar to some of you, that of Catherine...
July 16, 2018