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I was very honoured recently to be asked to provide a guest post for the blog of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington D.C. The request gave me an opportunity to explore a topic on which I have wanted...
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The widow’s and dependent pension files reveal the stories of Irish families from counties up and down the island of Ireland. But the files also provide an insight into another, rarely considered element of Irish service in the American Civil War–...
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Increasingly many of the personal stories featured on the site are based on the contents of Federal Pension files. Having recently returned from the excellent Ulster-American Heritage Symposium at the University of Georgia, Athens- during which I had the pleasure to...
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I have been spending an increasing amount of time looking at the records of U.S. military pensioners who lived in Ireland. Of the c. 170,000 Irish who fought in the American Civil War, only a relative handful ever returned to...
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Despite writing this blog for a number of years now, it may surprise some readers to know that I have never had the opportunity to visit any of the American Civil War battlefields. Fortunately (and after a few false starts)...
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Today marks the second anniversary of the Irish in the American Civil War blog, which I hope readers have enjoyed up to this point. Over the time I have been writing I have sought to tell Irish stories in as engaging...
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One of the key aims of this site is the promotion of awareness in Ireland regarding the extent of Irish involvement in the American Civil War. Although well known in the United States, the defining influence this conflict had on...
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Irish in the American Civil War celebrates its first birthday this week. It is hard to believe it is already a year since the first post on the blog, how time flies! There is still a long way to go...
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After some thought I have decided to take the plunge and get a domain name for Irish in the American Civil War. The site address is now www.irishamericancivilwar.com. For any of you who have subscribed to receive posts these will still...
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Irish in the American Civil War has been shortlisted in the Best Arts & Culture Blog category for the 2011 Irish Blog Awards. There are a number of other excellent blogs in the section and it is a great honour...
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