Posts filed under: Research

A number of previous posts have explored the impact of loss during the American Civil War on ordinary people in Europe (See Mapping Mainland Europe’s American Civil War Widows). Many of them had never–and would never–set foot in the United...
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As many readers are aware, I am currently at Northumbria University in Newcastle working on PhD research into the letters of Irish soldiers and sailors who served in the Union military. Forming the basis of this work is a database...
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Irish in the American Civil War is about to celebrate it’s eighth birthday. As regular readers are aware, the core principal of the site is to bring the story of 19th century Irish emigrants to life and raise awareness of their...
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I have had the good fortune over recent years to develop links with Middle Tennessee State University, most particularly their excellent Center for Historic Preservation. This dates back to a lecture I gave on conflict archaeology there in 2014, since...
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The Immigration and Ethnic History Society aims to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada. Founded in 1965, the Society produces the Journal of American Ethnic History. I have just had a post published...
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As regular readers are aware, my research over the last number of years has focused on identifying and analysing the correspondence of Union Irish soldiers in the American Civil War. Over the course of my work I have read hundreds...
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I have recently been researching Irish-born men and women who served in North American forces during the Second World War. A little over a year ago, while working on files relating to servicemen who lost their lives in Canadian forces,...
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A recent post explored some of the American Civil War veterans buried around Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, where I am currently carrying out research on the Irish of the American Civil War at Northumbria University. I have continued to...
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As some readers will be aware, I recently carried out some extensive research into those Irish women who married U.S. Naval personnel based in Ireland during the First World War. Much of that work was initially based on my review...
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I have had the good fortune to deliver dozens of lectures around Ireland discussing local connections to the American Civil War. Wherever I am, I always highlight two factors; the reality that for many Irish counties, the American Civil War...
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