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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

Inked Irishmen: Irish Tattoos in 1860s New York

In 1860 one in every four people in New York was of Irish birth. The majority dwelt among the urban...
May 23, 2018

The Kiely Family Story: From New York to Kilmacthomas Workhouse, and Back Again

When the American Civil War broke out in April 1861, Ireland’s Nation newspaper predicted that the lives of Irish emigrants would be...
May 17, 2018

Podcast: The Great Famine & the American Civil War

The most popular history podcast in Ireland, Irish History Podcast, is currently running a series on the Great Irish Famine. The...
May 9, 2018