A new blog site has been established by James Doherty entitled Waterford Civil War Veterans, dedicated to exploring that county’s contribution in the American Civil War. One of the site’s main aims is to raise money for the restoration of the Captain Patrick Clooney memorial, erected shortly after his death at Ballybricken Church, near his birthplace. Clooney died at the head of his company of the 88th New York, Irish Brigade, at the Battle of Antietam in September 1862. He had also previously served in the Papal Army. The site includes a link for donations to the restoration, and it is to be hoped that James will be successful in his endeavours to preserve the monument for future generations.