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'The Union Must and Shall be Preserved' wartime print (Library of Congress)

Preserving the Union? The Irish and The Union War

Gary W. Gallagher’s latest book The Union War focuses much of its attention on the central reason why so many men volunteered to fight in Lincoln’s armies. Slavery caused the war, but for the majority of those in the North it was the preservation of the Union that was the reason for their enlistment. Gallagher highlights how […]

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