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Irish in the American Civil War
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Exploring the Irish experience in the American Civil War
Exploring the Irish experience in the American Civil War

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The new post. A Wexford Medal of Honor recipient recounts his experiences, details his life and supports a fellow awardee 30 years after their Civil War actions.

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The new post. As our archaeological work at the 1798 battlefield of Vinegar Hill has been garnering quite a bit of attention, a post noting its American connections, and a YouTube video of my talk on our exciting results.

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Not everyone in 'Irish' regiments had a connection to Ireland. The new post looks at a Native-American Menominee, a German and a Québécois– none of them native English speakers– who fought and died in Irish regiments during the American Civil War.

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The new post. Exploring the service of the Fenian Phoenix Brigade in the American Civil War, and their correspondence while guarding Confederate prisoners at Elmira.

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The new post. How pension file affidavits offer us perhaps our greatest insights into the family lives of Ireland's 19th century emigrants. A case study of a family from Cruit Island, Co. Donegal & Pennsylvania's Coal Region.

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The new post. A newly uncovered letter from the "Angel of Andersonville", Wexford priest Father Peter Whelan concerning the widow of a Kerry emigrant who perished in Georgia.

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The new post. The American Civil War impacted people all over the world. This is the story of a Manx family from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea– we follow them across more than half a century using StoryMap JS.

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The Irish in the American Civil War website has been completely redesigned and revamped. You can now check it out at the link below:

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The new post. Charting the life of an "Irish Bridget" across eight decades, from her youth in Dunmanway to her life in New York & Massachusetts. Her story demonstrates the extent to which Irish emigrants maintained contact with their communities in Ireland.

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The new post. Following two Irish-American boys from the Battle of Chickamauga back in time, through Wisconsin, New York, and ultimately West Cork, along the way revealing a shared community, shared lives, and a shared death.
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