Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. That battle witnessed many terrible scenes, but there were surely few to match that experienced by Irish emigrant Charles Reilly, who went into the fight shoulder to shoulder with his young son. To remember their story I wrote a column which appeared today on TheJournal.ie site, Ireland’s largest online newspaper. I also took the opportunity to discuss Ireland’s decision not to remember any of these emigrants during the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the conflict- despite the almost unparalleled number of Irish impacted. If you are interested in reading the piece you can check it out here.
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