The History of The Irish...Worldwide
Gathering by the fireside of those of us passionate about the Irish experience during America's Civil War.
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Started by Gerry Regan. Last reply by Gerry Regan on Thursday.
What have you all come to learn about this? Any articles, insights or links to share? Continue
Tags: War, Faith, America's Civil War
Started by Damian Shiels. Last reply by Damian Shiels Oct 7, 2011.
Hi Ger, As discussed re Jim Schmidt's book on Notre Dame in the Civil War, attached a link to the review I did of it:…Continue
Damian, how did this event go? You'll need to take this on the road. :-)
Went really well thanks! Hopefully the book will get a good reaction! I would love to get it to the States, any excuse to get over to the battlefields :-)
The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg seems a great excuse, Damian. How about it?
Hey Robbie, James, why don't you come over too? Can IACW Trail organize a trip?
My interest in the Civil War ignited when I added my Kindle/Nook book, "The Civil War's Valiant Irish" to my narrative-histories on www.theirish-americanstory.com. Being Philadelphia born, I have a particular interest in the 69th volunteers of the Philadelphia Brigade. On my blog, I have several articles which touch on this: "Philadelphia's Hallow Ground," and "The Civil War's Neglected Irish."
I'd like to hear from you folks.
James Francis Smith
Jim, have you been to Gettysburg? Antietam or other places that figure in your books?
How about you other guys? What's your favorite battlefield experience?
Since I've retired, I haven't seen many of the sites, but when I traveled for Weyerhaeuser, I had the pleasure of seeing many, dining in Vicksburg etc. I thought I bring a book written by Cal McCarthy to the attention of the Group. "Green, Blue and Grey" is available on Kindle.
Tell us your most interesting battlefield experience, Jim, anyone? I had the pleasure of visiting Wilson's Creek in 1991, on the 130th anniversary of the battle, and my colleague and WG co-founder Micah Chandler and I found the spot on the battlefield where Alfred Waud sketched the death of General Lyons. That was very exciting for us, to see the landscape as Waud saw it.
Comrades, Here is the New York news coverage of the 69th NYSV Historical Association marching in the 2013 Saint Patrick's Day Parade this past Saturday...
Great video, Peter. I'd say the woman announcer was stretching it a bit to say that the Irish Brigade "never lost a battle." They were certainly in a number of battles that were lost, with Fredericksburg, arguably the worst defeat of the war for the Army of the Potomac, topping that list.
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