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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

A Walk Among Storied Tombstones: Revealing Washington D.C.’s Most Significant Irish Diaspora Site?

The north-eastern portion of Washington D.C. is home to a cemetery with strong ties to the nineteenth century Irish Diaspora....
June 13, 2019

Reorienting Perceptions of Irish American Service– A Case Study of New York Zouaves at Second Bull Run

Historically, we have tended to view the Irish American experience of the Civil War through the lens of ethnic formations...
May 26, 2019

A Walk Among Storied Tombstones: The Irish of Alexandria National Cemetery

The latest instalment of the series focuses on Alexandria National Cemetery, which I visited on my recent trip to the...
May 18, 2019