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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: 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

Looking into the Face of A Pre-Famine, Working Class Irish Emigrant

The striking, weather-beaten and feature-filled face that gazes intently back at us from this image does so across more than...
July 10, 2018

Talking History Show: The Battle of Gettysburg

I have been fortunate over the years to contribute on a number of occasions to both of Ireland’s major national...
July 6, 2018