Congrats to Irish in the American Civil War on its 500th Article

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Damian Shiels writes the blog Irish in the American Civil War. This week he posted his 500th article in the series. Here is his little celebration of the achievement:

https://irishamericancivilwar.com/2017/06/11/a-milestone-for-irish-in-the-american-civil-war/#comment-51333

Damian and I have become friends over the last six years as we pursue complimentary tracks in documenting the role of immigrants in the American Civil War. Congrats buddy!

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Congrats to Damian.

May ye be in heaven for an hour 'fore the divil even knows you're dead.
 

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Damian says that through his blogging, he made his first trips to the US, wrote and published two books, gave lectures in Ireland, England, Scotland and the US.

I was lucky enough to be with him for a little while on his first day on an American battlefield.
 
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Damian Shiels writes the blog Irish in the American Civil War. This week he posted his 500th article in the series. Here is his little celebration of the achievement:

https://irishamericancivilwar.com/2017/06/11/a-milestone-for-irish-in-the-american-civil-war/#comment-51333

Damian and I have become friends over the last six years as we pursue complimentary tracks in documenting the role of immigrants in the American Civil War. Congrats buddy!

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Late to this Pat, thanks a million!
 
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Damian says that through his blogging, he made his first trips to the US, wrote and published two books, gave lectures in Ireland, England, Scotland and the US.

I was lucky enough to be with him for a little while on his first day on an American battlefield.
I still have to do the post of what you showed us on your tour of New York Pat, I am a slow mover when it comes to posts :smile: Can't wait to get back to New York
 
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Damian Shiels writes the blog Irish in the American Civil War. This week he posted his 500th article in the series. Here is his little celebration of the achievement:

https://irishamericancivilwar.com/2017/06/11/a-milestone-for-irish-in-the-american-civil-war/#comment-51333

Damian and I have become friends over the last six years as we pursue complimentary tracks in documenting the role of immigrants in the American Civil War. Congrats buddy!

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I remember from the movie "Gangs of New York" I believe, of a scene where the Irish immigrants were recruited right off the ships on arrival. @Pat Young , as you are an authority on immigration, would this have been an accurate depiction? Thanks in advance.
 
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I remember from the movie "Gangs of New York" I believe, of a scene where the Irish immigrants were recruited right off the ships on arrival. @Pat Young , as you are an authority on immigration, would this have been an accurate depiction? Thanks in advance.
Here are a couple of pieces I wrote on that topic that might be of interest:

http://irishamericancivilwar.com/2014/07/28/gangs-of-new-york-recruiting-the-irish-straight-off-the-boat/

http://irishamericancivilwar.com/2015/10/01/recruited-straight-off-the-boat-on-the-trail-of-emigrant-soldiers-from-the-ship-great-western/
 

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Thanks for the info, I remember when I saw the film years ago, thinking that the producer/writers were taking literary license. It's sad to think it was depicting actual history. Feeding men into the meat grinder of the ACW.
 


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