Posts filed under: Case Studies & Analysis

On October 15th, 1861, as the young Army of the Potomac was busy preparing for future campaigning, Brigadier General John H. Martindale rode out to Hall’s Hill, Virginia, to inspect a regiment that had recently been added to the brigade...
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Readers may recall that some time back we alerted you to the new Civil War Bluejackets Project, which is exploring Civil War sailors through an examination of the recently digitised Ship’s Muster Rolls. Somewhere in the vicinity of 20% of...
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Irish in the American Civil War has a long-standing interest in Civil War-era tattoos and markings. Brendan’s new post is the latest instalment in a series focused on the topic- you can check out some of the others via the...
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This is the second part in a series of articles by myself and several guest contributors, chronicling the lives of several related Hamilton emigrants from County Tyrone. While Part 1 explored the emigration and early career of William Hamilton, Part...
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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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This is the first part in a series of articles by myself and several guest contributors, chronicling the lives of several related Hamilton emigrants from County Tyrone. While our first subject, William Hamilton, fought in the American Civil War, the...
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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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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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In the second of his two-part guest post about the Welsh-born Irish 69th Pennsylvania General Joshua T. Owen, Aled Jones (Swansea University) explores more about Owen’s troubled Civil War career and image. In this second post, Owen defends his conduct...
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