Posts tagged with: Irish Brigade

In advance of St. Patrick’s Day I joined John Banks and Tom McMillan of the Antietam and Beyond Podcast to chat about the Irish Brigade and other Irish at Antietam, and Irish participation in the Civil War more generally. It...
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This week Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) dedicated an episode of its show Nationwide to the Irish experience of the American Civil War. Over the years there has been a disappointing lack of Irish programming looking at emigrants to...
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We hope all our readers are having a good December and getting ready for Christmas! This month we are launching a new initiative here at Irish in the American Civil War. In the months ahead we will be recording video...
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After what feels like a labour of love for nearly a decade, I’m delighted to see my first book on the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music now out there in the world having been...
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The return of the Witnesses to History series sees long-time friend of the site Gary Chiaramonte share news of a new acquisition by the The American Military Heritage Museum of North Carolina. Gary has spent many years researching and collecting...
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This March I delivered a short talk for the CelticMKE St. Patrick’s Day at Home Festival. I concentrated on how units such as the Irish Brigade and the 9th Massachusetts celebrated St. Patrick’s Day during the American Civil War, with...
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The latest in the Storied Tombstones series looks at some of the Irish American graves I encountered during my brief visit to Gettysburg National Cemetery. As regular readers will be aware, the premise behind the series revolves around photographs I...
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The latest guest post comes from Joe Maghe, one of the longest running friends of the Irish in the American Civil War website. Joe has gathered together and curates one of the most important collections of artefacts relating to the...
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The 1913 Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg witnessed the largest Civil War veteran’s reunion that ever took place. Although thousands of former Union and Confederate soldiers attended the event, the numbers of those who had fought through the war...
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I was recently looking through some of the excellent images made available by the J. Paul Getty Trust when I came upon this striking stereograph view. The original label describes it as “Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, surrounded by a portion of...
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