Posts tagged with: 69th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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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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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