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The next series of Andersonville Irish Spotlight posts will share some of the results from work we carried out during the Andersonville Irish Project trip to the National Historic Site. It was a visit facilitated by grant funding from the Andersonville...
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A while back I (Damian) did an interview with Dr Tom Thorpe for his Combat Morale Podcast, which explores why combatants in different wars enlist, fight and serve. I managed to miss it when it was released, but if you...
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Although American Civil War Roundtables are widespread in the United States, they are much thinner on the ground across the Atlantic. Somewhat surprisingly, despite the scale of Irish involvement in the conflict, there is no dedicated group in Ireland that...
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As readers will be aware, later last year I (Damian) had the opportunity to undertake some research for the Andersonville Irish Project at the National Historic Site in Georgia. During my time there I conducted a tour of some of...
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This latest Andersonville Irish Spotlight post is the first to contain some of the information gleaned from my recent research trip to Andersonville National Historic Site. The trip was facilitated by grant funding from the Andersonville POW Research Grant Program,...
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We (Catherine, Brendan and Damian) recently had the opportunity to have a chat with the Untold Civil War Podcast about the Irish experience of the American Civil War, part of their 2022 St Patrick’s Day Special. We covered different aspects...
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Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE’s flagship radio history show last week dedicated a portion of their programme to the work of the Andersonville Irish Podcast. I chatted with the show’s host Myles Dungan about the prison and the Irish experience there,...
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The return of the Witnesses to History series sees long-time friend of the site Gary Chiaramonte share news of a new acquisition by the The American Military Heritage Museum of North Carolina. Gary has spent many years researching and collecting...
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Back on 25th January last Catherine gave an online presentation to the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in South Carolina on the topic of Civil War Irish Songs. The talk was recorded and is available via Facebook Live- although we...
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When I got the opportunity to undertake some research at Andersonville towards the end of last year I also met up with historian Sheritta Bitikofer of Emerging Civil War. We chatted about a range of Irish-related topics, from my own...
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