The Irish Brigade

The Irish Brigade 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

The Irish General: Thomas Francis Meagher

The Irish General: Thomas Francis Meagher Irish patriot, Civil War general, frontier governorThomas 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 Irish in the American Civil War

The Irish in the American Civil War 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