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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

Video: Recovering the Voices of the Union’s Midwest Irish

On 14 August last I gave an online presentation to the Kenosha Civil War Museum in Wisconsin on the topic...
September 16, 2020

Marked Boys: The Tattoos of 19th Century Irish and Irish American Reformatory Inmates

Over the years the site has featured a number of posts about the tattoos and marks on the bodies of...
September 3, 2020

The Civil War Reminiscences of a Cork City Emigrant: Chancellorsville

John Dineen was born in Cork around 1846. Somtime during the 1850s he emigrated with his parents to Lawrence, Massachusetts,...
August 28, 2020