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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. Minutes after surviving the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama on 5th August 1864, Irish emigrant John Brogan wrote to his father to tell him about his experience. A rare example of a letter written on the day of battle in the files, it is here shared for the first time.
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The new post. Thousands of Irish soldiers in the American Civil War died from disease and battle. But what about those who suffered more unusual deaths? This short podcast explores some of their stories, and the consequences nonconventional death could have for those left behind.
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The new post with Brendan Hamilton returns to the topic of illegal recruitment into the Union Army. A fascinating new account from an Irishman who claimed to have been intimidated by New York authorities who tried to force his enlistment. Just how involved in the practice were some of the city's leading citizens?
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The new post, and one of the most sweeping yet undertaken on the site. Examining the wide-ranging and profound impact of the Battle of Bull Run on Irish Americans and their families who were not serving in ethnic units.
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Thomas Francis Meagher & Michael Corcoran didn't forget the men who died serving with them at Bull Run. The new post explores their efforts to help the young widows and children of two of the 21st July 1861 fallen.
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The new post. A look at some of the Irish in Arlington National Cemetery, including Medal of Honor recipients, Papal veterans, Fenians, Generals and veterans dogged by the shadow of loneliness and depression.
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The new post. The remarkable interviews which recount an Irish Famine emigrant from Clare's moral failings in 1850s America–centred around the neglect of his wife Mary, and his seemingly relentless pursuit of other women.
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The new post. My initial reflections on the First World War Irish commemorations, Irish "forgetting", and what we can learn from comparisons with Ireland's other Great modern War.
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A new post for the day that's in it. Voting in the 1864 Presidential election cost one Irishman his life. As a result, the Government decided that voting-even voting they mandated-was not part of a soldier's "line of duty."
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The new post. Exploring the stories of some of the Irish American dead at Cambridge American Cemetery, the only Second World War American Cemetery in the United Kingdom.
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