A special podcast that features a talk I gave to the Lough Gur Historical Society in December 2019. It describes why I believe the American pension files are such a major resource for uncovering the ordinary lives of the 19th century Irish, and delves into the personal stories of emigrants from East Limerick who were impacted by the American Civil War.
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