Irish in the American Civil War

Hello and welcome to this new blog dedicated to exploring Irish involvement in the American Civil War. Although the Irish aspect to the conflict is widely recognised in the United States, it is surprisingly little studied in Ireland itself. This blog is intended to discuss different aspects of the American Civil War from an Irish perspective, both North and South, and bring together people with an interest in the topic. I hope you enjoy it!


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Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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5 Comments on “Irish in the American Civil War”

  1. Angela
    May 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    What a great idea …I look forward to lots of interesting reading!

  2. June 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    This blog is a worthy project. I wish you much success!

    • June 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

      Many thanks Patricia! By the way I recently bought Chicago’s Irish Legion, which is an absolutely fantastic regimental history- it is nice to see some of the Union Irish in the west getting some attention!

  3. kathleendonohoe
    September 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    What an amazing amount of information. I can’t wait to get reading.

  4. September 9, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Hi Kathleen,

    Many thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

    Kind Regards,


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