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The Irish Brigade Mule Race on St. Patrick's Day 1863 as drawn by Edwin Forbes (Library of Congress)

St. Patrick’s Day in the Irish Brigade: Petersburg, 17th March 1865

The Irish Brigade celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in 1863 are the most famous from the period of the American Civil War, recorded as they were by a number of writers and in a series of wonderful illustrations by Edwin Forbes. But what of¬†festivities in honour of the Irish patron saint in other years? We […]

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