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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

The Story of a Tyrone Widow, a Misremembered Death, and a Letter from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

In 1865 Ellen McCann of 87 Mulberry Street in New York’s infamous Five Points district went in search of a...
December 9, 2019

“Annie Dearest”: A Corkman’s Last Letter Home during the Final Days of the Doomed USS Maine

As many readers will be aware, I have had a number of “side projects” which I try to advance periodically...
November 22, 2019

Americans Abroad: The 18th Century American Soldiers Who Lived in Ireland

I spend the majority of time on the site exploring Irish men and women connected to United States military service...
November 16, 2019
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