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IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Exploring the experiences of Irish emigrant men, women and children
in the 19th century United States.
EXPLORING THE IRISH EMIGRANT EXPERIENCE The stories of Ireland's
Famine-era emigrants
and the conflict that changed their lives

The website of archaeologist and historian Damian Shiels

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

The Pension Building: A Photographic Tour of the Former Home of Irish American Civil War Pensions

As regular readers will be aware, over the last decade or so my work on Irish pension files from the...
January 22, 2021

Andersonville Irish: New Map & Database Update

The latest update to the Andersonville Irish project has just been uploaded. The database now contains the details of 225...
January 17, 2021

From the Institution to the Infantry: The Enlistment of Three Underage Inmates from the St. Louis House of Refuge

The new post comes from regular contributor Brendan Hamilton, who needs no introduction on the site. It brings another insight...
January 12, 2021