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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

How Peter Keefe Came to Lose His Leg: A Story of American Coastal Raids, Escape Tunnels & Prison Breaks

The first months of the newly dawned 20th century found Peter Keefe drawing his final breaths in his rural home...
January 11, 2020

Irish in the American Civil War to be Added to National Library of Ireland Web Archive

I hope that all readers of Irish in the American Civil War enjoyed a Merry Christmas and a Happy New...
January 6, 2020

Searching for Irish Family at Christmas 150 Years Ago: “Information Wanted” Advertisements, 25th December, 1869

In 1869 the New York Irish-American Weekly came out on Christmas Day. As with every week’s issue, a portion of...
December 23, 2019
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