It has been a good few weeks for books dealing with Irish emigration and the service of British and Irish immigrants in the U.S. military. Catherine took to H-Environment to review Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian Mission, which tells the story......
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The last month has seen major additions to our Andersonville Irish database, and the project page has now been fully updated with the new information. A further 80 Irish Americans have been identified, bringing the total to the cusp of 430 men. You can explore all of them, and search by name, unit and place......
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As part of our current restructuring of the Irish in the American Civil War project, we are pleased to announce we are welcoming guest contributions from our followers and anyone interested in publishing on the website. As we expand the range of topics we discuss relating to the Irish American Civil War experience, and to......
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We Have Them On Our Own Ground: Zouaves at Gettysburg by Shaun C. Grenan, Illustrated by Mark Maritato. Independently Published. 92pp. 2021. I’ve long held a peculiar fascination with Zouaves, which is possibly rooted in a story my Great Uncle Walter told me when I was a boy. The tale was originally recounted to him......
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The Battle of Gettysburg is by far the most famed clash of the American Civil War. It is also an engagement of significance for the Andersonville Irish Project, as it is among the earliest points of capture for men who would subsequently perish in the prison. Most men taken prisoner by the Confederates in July......
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In the second of our posts looking at some of the work of our new Associate Editors Dr Catherine Bateson and Brendan Hamilton, we are sharing some of Brendan’s work and writing. You can find out more regarding Brendan’s background and interests on our About Us page. He is certainly no stranger to readers of Irish in......
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Over the next two posts we will be sharing some of the work of our two new Associate Editors, Dr Catherine Bateson and Brendan Hamilton. You can find out more about Catherine and Brendan on our About Us page. Catherine is a specialist in Irish American service during the conflict, and has a particular expertise......
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The Andersonville Irish Project has now recorded details of 350 Irish Americans who perished at Andersonville during 1864 and 1865. To mark that milestone we have produced an infographic (below, click on the image to enlarge) highlighting some of the main details we have gathered to date. Thanks to the Irish Consulate General of Atlanta,......
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Irish in the American Civil War celebrated its 11th birthday in May. This past decade of running the site has represented both a lot of work and a lot of reward, and I am grateful to everyone who has helped to develop the community over those years and contributed towards the site’s mission. Over the past......
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In the first of what I hope will become a series of posts about Irish Americans who were executed during their Civil War military service, we take a look at documents relating to the story of Private Robert Kerr, an emigrant from Co. Tyrone. Robert was making his living as a drayman in California when......
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