Posts filed under: Waterford

Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the World. This coupled with its strategic location meant that it was of key significance for the British Empire over the centuries. The harbour’s importance to the Royal Navy led...
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By September 1864 the Union forces at Petersburg had been facing their Confederate foe across a series of entrenchments and fortifications since mid-June. The Federals decided to commit to a strategy of continually extending their lines westward, seeking to exploit their...
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I had the pleasure recently of participating in a discussion on Irish involvement in the American Civil War as part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebrations in Waterford. It took place in the Granville Hotel, on the site of Thomas Francis...
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One of the roles of the Irish in the American Civil War site is to assist researchers exploring different aspects of the Irish experience of the conflict. To that end James Doherty, of  Waterford Civil War Veterans and a founder of...
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Captain Patrick Clooney of the 88th New York, Irish Brigade, was a native of Waterford. He had served with distinction in the Battalion of St. Patrick during the Papal War in 1860, and travelled to the United States in July 1861....
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  The 5th and 6th of March last saw the inaugural 1848 Tricolour Celebration. The green, white and orange flag which would eventually become the national colour of the Republic of Ireland was first flown by Thomas Francis Meagher at...
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Historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York is currently fundraising for a memorial to Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher. A bronze-relief of the leader of the Irish Brigade has been designed by sculptor Ron Tunison, to be placed beside the grave...
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A new blog site has been established by James Doherty entitled Waterford Civil War Veterans, dedicated to exploring that county’s contribution in the American Civil War. One of the site’s main aims is to raise money for the restoration of...
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Following  the Young Irelander’s failed uprising in 1848, Thomas Francis Meagher was found guilty of high treason on 22nd October and was transported to Van Diemen’s Land. He was destined never to return to Ireland, instead escaping to the United...
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On October 7th 1861, the New York Times reported on a meeting organised to recruit Irishmen for the proposed Irish Brigade. As the famed orator Thomas Francis Meagher took to the stage in the Academy of Music, the paper’s reporter...
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