Posts tagged with: Irish American Civil War

As some of you may be aware, I was away conducting some research at Andersonville National Historic Site as part of the Andersonville Irish Project. It was a really productive trip, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the...
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The U.S. Bureau of Pensions was in a bind. They were unable to verify–or even approximate–the age of one Richard Ewing, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who previously served two years in the 25th New York Volunteer...
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To the police of Albany, New York, the Small brothers were well-known troublemakers. The two boys, Henry and Stephen, were born in Albany to Irish immigrant parents in the 1840s. Their mother Hannah died when they were little, leaving them...
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As the Andersonville Irish Project progresses, we are producing infographics to provide some of the headline details in an easy to digest form. The first of these looked at the initial 350 men identified in the National Cemetery. Having passed...
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Back in June I gave an online presentation for the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta on the topic of the Andersonville Irish Project. The Consulate have provided invaluable support and assistance to the project thus far as we continue...
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In the first in an exciting new series exploring fictional figures in Irish American Civil War Songs, Catherine explores the characters of Paddy O’Toole and Mister McFinnigan: Back in June, I was lucky enough to be on a panel about...
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This stereo photograph of three unidentified Federal soldiers and a young African American is, in my opinion, one of the more poignant images of the Civil War. There is so much to ponder here, both in terms of historical detail...
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It has been a good few weeks for books dealing with Irish emigration and the service of British and Irish immigrants in the U.S. military. Catherine took to H-Environment to review Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the...
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The last month has seen major additions to our Andersonville Irish database, and the project page has now been fully updated with the new information. A further 80 Irish Americans have been identified, bringing the total to the cusp of...
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As part of our current restructuring of the Irish in the American Civil War project, we are pleased to announce we are welcoming guest contributions from our followers and anyone interested in publishing on the website. As we expand the...
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