At the outbreak of the Civil War, Irish citizens on both sides of the Mason Dixon answered the call to arms That was no evident than at the Battle of Gettysburg Louisiana Irish Rebels charged with the cry We are the Louisiana Tigers Irish soldiers of the Alabama Brigade and the Texas
National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for
The Irish fought in every important action in the American Civil War Irish participation is woven into and highlighted in this account of the war, emphasising the role of Irish individuals and units.
One of the little known tales of the Civil War involves the fighting outfit formed by Irish rebel Thomas Francis Meagher The Union s Irish Brigade built an unusual reputation for bravery and gallantry, having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Confederate surrender at
New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History of Service in the Civil War's Irish Brigade and the Great War's Rainbow Division
This work shows that, formed in 1851 by Irish immigrants, the regiment s flagstaff boasts 23 streamers for each campaign and 62 battle rings for each battle , than any other regiment in the US Army.
Irish patriot, Civil War general, frontier governor Thomas Francis Meagher played key roles in three major historical arenas Today he is hailed as a hero by some, condemned as a drunkard by others Paul R Wylie now offers a definitive biography of this nineteenth century figure who has long
The Civil War continues to fascinate historians and general readers Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation s history Adding to that genre of literature is this brief but informative history
When President Abraham Lincoln issued his call to arms in 1861, the63rd, 69th and 88th New York Volunteers were among the first to stepforward to defend the Union Comprised primarily of first and secondgeneration Irish immigrants, these three regiments were later joined bythe 28th Massachusetts and
My Life In The Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs Of Private William Mccarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry
The first full length memoir published by an enlisted man in the Irish Brigade, from the Seven Day s Battles to the charge up Marye s Heights at Fredericksburg a no holds barred firsthand account.
Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front Research on the impact of the Civil War on
On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America s largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians military, church, and diplomatic records and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly
Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy This perplexing question is at the heart of David T Gleeson s sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America Taking a broad view of the subject, Gleeson
This is the story of the forgotten role of the 200,000 Irish men and women who were involved in various ways in the US Civil War This book is based on several years of research by the author, a professional historian, who has put together a series of the best of his collected stories for this
The Greatest Brigade is an exciting journey through the major battles of the Civil War alongside the members of the famed Irish Brigade Well researched, compellingly written, filled with fascinating illustrations, and with a story that holds the reader with a bulldog grip, Thomas Craughwell has