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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
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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: The Last Letters of Ulster Emigrants in the American Civil War

The latest podcast explores a topic close to my heart, the final letters of Union soldiers from the American Civil...
October 16, 2019

An Elderly Fisherman in Dunmore East Remembers His Part in the American Civil War

In 1911 John Fitzgerald of Liscelty sat down to write a letter to America from the rural fishing village of...
October 5, 2019

Illiterate Female Emigrants Remember their Famine-era Marriages in Ireland

As I have discussed frequently on this site and elsewhere, the Widows and Dependent Pension Files from the American Civil...
September 27, 2019
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