Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Confederate uniforms produced in Limerick and shipped through the Union blockade have been the subject of a previous post on Irish in the American Civil War. The remains of the factory are still visible in Limerick today, and its...
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In the early morning of the 19th October 1864, Captain John G. Healy of the Ninth Connecticut Infantry had his men stand to arms at their breastworks on the east bank of Cedar Creek. ‘The Irish Regiment’ was part of...
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A Washington D.C. newspaper, The National Republican, ran a piece in their May 1st 1862 issue claiming that Irishmen in Confederate service had refused to fire on the United States flag during an engagement. Although most probably a propaganda story,...
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A veteran of the Union’s Irish Brigade was yesterday honoured in the town of Belton, South Carolina. Sergeant Thomas Callaghan had fought against the Confederacy during the Civil War, but following the conflict elected to move South to make his...
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In order to increase the site’s visibility and to facilitate dissemination and discussion Irish in the American Civil War now has a presence on some other social media sites. If you are a member of facebook be sure to check...
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In the second Internet Resources post, we look at the only source of detailed information on where people lived in mid-nineteenth century Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, which was compiled between 1847 and 1864. A series of unfortunate events has led to...
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