Posts tagged with: American Civil War

In the fourth of our Internet Resources series we examine the Internet Archive, a non-profit resource set up in 1996 and based in San Francisco. At the site you can access a vast amount of information, most notably through the...
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Over the coming months Irish in the American Civil War will be looking at some of the 146 Irish born men who were awarded the Medal of Honor for displaying bravery and heroism during the conflict. In the first we...
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OnlineCourses.net have decided to compile a list of their top thirty Civil War blogs on the internet, a list that can be viewed here. Somewhat unexpectedly they have chosen to include Irish in the American Civil War amongst this number,...
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American Civil War historian Dr. Susannah J. Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi is the author of The Harp and the Eagle: Irish Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. Published in 2006, the book not only examines Irish motivation...
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The University of Notre Dame, Indiana, has had a long standing connection to Ireland. This relationship continues to this day,with the University home to initiatives such as the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and of course the famous ‘Fighting Irish’...
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The 3rd June 1865 issue of Harper’s Weekly captured the role of the Special Artist in the Civil War: The soldiers are marching home, and with them the noble army of artists. There never was a war before of which...
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The 272 men of the 35th Indiana seemed to be spending most of the Battle of Stones River out of harms way. The fighting had been ongoing since 31st December, when a Confederate force had smashed into the Union army’s...
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This third post in the Internet Resources series takes a look at the website of the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. The Museum’s mission is to ‘preserve, interpret and disseminate the story, history and records of...
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‘I once found an old flag, an Irish Brigade flag which had been used during the Civil War by the Irish Brigade here in this country. He liked that very much, and we got it to give to the President...
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‘Gentlemen, we are to storm and carry the enemy’s works on Lookout. You will of course whip the enemy, and then we will all assemble at my quarters and take a drink’ (1). So said Brigadier-General Walter C. Whitaker to...
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