Posts filed under: Discussion & Debate

Recently I joined Fin of the Irish History Podcast to discuss the Andersonville Irish Project and the memorial plaque to the Irish unveiled at Andersonville National Historic Site. The episode is now available through all the usual podcast hosts, and...
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The final part of our three-part chat with Harry of Bull Runnings fame on the 69th New York State Militia and the First Battle of Bull Run is now available. If you missed our previous instalments, you can watch Part...
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Last week we brought you Part 1 of our Campfire Chat with Harry Smeltzer of Bull Runnings, examining the origins of the Irish 69th New York State Militia and their road towards the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861....
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For the latest of our Irish American Civil War “Campfire Chats” on YouTube we welcomed long-time friend of the site and expert of all things First Bull Run, Harry Smeltzer. Harry needs little introduction, having maintained the excellent and invaluable...
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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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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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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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Back in 2019 I published a feature in History Ireland magazine exploring the importance of the American Civil War in the context of Irish history, and the reasons behind a need to improve on the relative neglect it has suffered...
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I recently had an opportunity to return to the Irish Stew Podcast for a really interesting discussion with show hosts Martin and John. This episode was a four-way conversation that looked not only at our work on the Andersonville Irish...
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I was recently invited by H-CivWar– H-Net’s network on scholarship, teaching, and outreach on the history of the American Civil War– to discuss my website and some of the resources and projects on it for their Civil War Era &...
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