1. Zella

    Your Irish Civil War Ancestry

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day . . . Do you have Irish ancestors who served during in the war? If so, tell us about them! :smile: I personally don't have any Irish relatives, though that's not for lack of my family trying to claim we do. :D I was always told my family has Irish ancestry, but...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    A Magical Irish Faerie's Tale, By Magical Irish Poet William Allingham

    We lovedddd our faeries. It may be why when Irish poet William Allingham penned these words, they carried themselves on Irish wings all the way across the Pond, finding such a receptive audience you couldn't find a child or its mother who couldn't recite the poem. Irish Poet William Allingham...
  3. Stratagemo

    History of 182nd New York Infantry (69th NYNGA)

    Hi all, My apologies if this has been posted before, but I thought I'd put this up as it's a history of a little known, but very interesting Union regiment. This is a thesis written about the 69th NYNGA (or 182nd New York Volunteer Infantry) which was a unit part of Michael Corcoran's Irish...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    Stono Slave Rebellion gave birth to "Juba" aka "Hambone" mixed with the Irish Jig invented Tap Dance

    Danny 'Slapjazz' Barber talks about the beat history and the lyrics at 2 minutes into the video: Dancing the Juba: Juba and elements of the Irish jig (clogging) evolve to tap dancing: In 1842, the great English novelist Charles Dickens toured the United States and wrote a book about it...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Irish Brigade

    On this day, September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln had a preliminary version of his Emancipation Proclamation delivered to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This was five days after the bloodiest battle in U.S. history, "Antietam" in Maryland. The casualties numbered 4,710...
  6. Belle Montgomery

    200,000 Irish-born soldiers fought in American Civil War; largest contingent from Cork

    One of the country’s leading battlefield archaeologists says 200,000 Irish-born soldiers fought in the American Civil War, with the largest contingent from Cork. Damian Shiels is currently researching pension files and letters written by those who both fought and died in the 1861-1865 conflict...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Recruit Me! Following Images To War, Poster Art

    From a recruiting poster for the regular cavalry, no one could feel lied to by this image of a dashing officer sweeping into battle, sabre at the ready. Risk of death is clear, since no one sweeps into battle unless the other guy has a businesslike sabre, too. Still, seems to have worked. Same...
  8. Pat Young

    What Brigade lost the most Irish Immigrants in the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863?

    Our friend Damian Shiels poses the question: What brigade lost the most Irish immigrants in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg? The answer may surprise you. It was not the Irish Brigade. Damian and I have long tried to expand discussion of the Irish in the Civil War beyond the Irish Brigade or even...
  9. SWMODave

    69th PA Infantry 1887 Reunion with those they faced

    I came across some old photo's in a book on the 69th Pennsylvania and thought I would share them with the forum. Couple days late - would have been better to have published on St Patrick's Day, but better late than never. I have not studied this battle in detail, but landscape's around these...
  10. Pat Young

    St, Patrick's Day in New York City March 17, 1865

    Date: March 18, 1865 Location: New York, New York Newspaper: World
  11. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Traditional Irish Donegal Oatcakes

    Tierney Tavern Blogspot It's the month when we celebrate St. Patrick's Day so these traditional Irish oatcakes are perfect with butter and jam for breakfast or as a healthy snack. Traditional Irish Donegal Oatcakes Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups stone-ground oatmeal 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour...
  12. 1NCCAV

    The Irish Dragoon

    Myles Walter Keogh was born in County Carlow, Ireland in 1840. Keogh, who came from a devout Catholic family, volunteered as a papal soldier for Pope Pius IX in 1860. He was a second lieutenant in the Battalion of St. Patrick. Papal forces were defeated in September 1860 and Keogh was briefly...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Mollie Maguires, Civil War And Irish Veteran's Unrest

    We grew up hearing stories of The Mollie Maguires, the famous/infamous Irish' gang' of reactionaries who played their half in a frequently bloody war between coal mine owners and money interests, on one side, and the workers they really did keep in subjugation ( I grew up around here, nobody...
  14. leftyhunter

    Where Irish regiments religiously segregated ?

    I just bought a bunch of books on the "Troubles" of Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1993. I was wondering if during the CW Irish regiments on both sides where all Catholic or did Protestant Irish also serve in the same regiments? Leftyhunter

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