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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 700 fully-referenced blog articles and pages 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

“The Best Anti-War Song Ever Made”: On the Trail of Paddy’s Lament

Sinead O’Connor has called Paddy’s Lament the “best anti-war song ever made”. Along with the 2002 blockbuster Gangs of New...
November 13, 2020

Video: International Pensioners of the American Civil War

I had great fun last week rejoining the guys from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for one of...
November 2, 2020

Document Focus: The Tyrells & their Family Register

Very occasionally Irish American pension files contain beautiful documents that were created as a record of the family’s origins and...
October 18, 2020