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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 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

“Throwing Water on a Drownded Rat”: 1860s Letters from a Disintegrating Marriage

A great strength of letters drawn from the widows and dependent pension files is the openness of their content on...
August 8, 2020

The Horror Behind a Medal of Honor Citation: Patrick Colbert, USS Commodore Hull

The citations that accompanied Civil War era Medal of Honor awards tend to provide us with precious little detail. Regularly...
July 31, 2020

Uncovering the Story of Two Irish Americans on the Antietam Burial Map

The Civil War world has been captivated in recent weeks by the identification of a previously overlooked burial map of...
July 5, 2020