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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

Visualising the Personal Stories of the 1866 U.S. Army Cholera Outbreak

During my research I have repeatedly encountered the consequences of the 1866 Cholera epidemic that swept through the U.S. Army....
March 29, 2020

A New One-Page Index for 700+ Irish in the American Civil War Articles & Resources

After a decade of writing, I have finally bitten the bullet and taken the time to create a global one-page...
March 25, 2020

The Three Mary Driscolls: Marriage, Community & Loss Across the Atlantic, 1811-1893

The event which led to the recording of the lives of the three Mary Driscolls occurred along the Gulf Coast...
March 22, 2020