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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

Irish Medal of Honor Exhibition Heads to Tampa

Longtime readers will be familiar with my ongoing work regarding Irish recipients of the Medal of Honor. Most recently, I...
March 10, 2019

The Nilands: Uncovering A 19th Century Working Class Dublin Family’s Story in the American Pension Files

The Widow’s and Dependent pension files allow us reconstruct elements of the lives of working class 19th century families in...
March 3, 2019

Podcast Short: The Elderly Donegal Woman’s Predicament

The new post shares another of the brief podcasts that was originally prepared for Irish Community Level Patrons. Here we...
February 25, 2019