Monthly Archives: August 2018

A number of previous posts have explored the impact of loss during the American Civil War on ordinary people in Europe (See Mapping Mainland Europe’s American Civil War Widows). Many of them had never–and would never–set foot in the United...
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As many readers are aware, I am currently at Northumbria University in Newcastle working on PhD research into the letters of Irish soldiers and sailors who served in the Union military. Forming the basis of this work is a database...
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James McDevitt was born into a large Irish family around the year 1845. His home was in a small cluster of houses– known as a clachan– which operated an infield and outfield farming system known as rundale (see here). James...
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