Posts tagged with: History

For the month of June Footnote.com is allowing free access to its scanned Civil War documents. This online service provides details such as searchable muster rolls, pension index, widow’s pensions, the 1860 census and a number of other resources, so...
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The Medal of Honor is the highest gallantry award that can be bestowed by the United States. The medal was introduced for naval enlisted men in December 1861, and for army soldiers and non-commissioned officers in July 1862. In March...
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Lieutenant-General William Hardee was a Corps Commander in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and a personal friend of Corkman Major-General Patrick Cleburne. Indeed their relationship was so close that Cleburne served as Hardee’s best-man in 1864. Hardee was well placed...
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Leopardstown Park Hospital in Dublin is holding a fund-raising Military Vehicle & Re-enactment Show on Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th of June. The event, entitled ‘Dad’s Army’ will run from 10.oo to 18.00 and will include Roman, Viking,...
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The Civil War Preservation Trust has released its History Under Siege report, a guide to America’s most endangered and at risk battlefield sites of 2010. I would encourage you to take some time to have a look at the report,...
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The October 1909 issue of the Confederate Veteran tells the story of Tommy Campbell, and Irishman who had been discharged from the largely Irish 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment in 1862 as overage. This proved to be a very poor decision,...
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Please check out the new ‘Books’ page on the blog. This contains a listing of unit histories, biographies, personal accounts and general histories pertaining to Irish involvement in the American Civil War. Some of the books have also been linked...
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The Irish Times runs a regular column entitled ‘From the Archives’ where stories from past issues of the paper are reprinted. A recent inclusion was a report from their correspondent in New York in 1864 which claimed that many Irish...
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A memorial to Captain John Lonergan was unveiled at Sir John’s Road, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary on the 8th May 2010.  Captain Lonergan’s family left Ireland in 1848, and he went on to win fame at Gettysburg where he...
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The remarkable story of the Confederate uniforms made in Limerick and shipped to the South through the Federal Blockade. Sir Peter Tait was born in Scotland in 1828, but moved to Limerick at a young age. In 1844 he obtained...
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