Irish Immigrant Wins Medal of Honor Instead of Deserting

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Pat Young

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My new Immigrants' Civil War article: Irish-immigrant soldier Felix Brannigan won the Medal of Honor for his courage at the Battle of Chancelorsville. A year earlier he had threatened to leave the army if blacks were allowed to serve. Like many Irish, he put his loyalty to his adopted country ahead of his views on race. Find out about his historic experience at the scene of two disasters in Virginia.

https://longislandwins.com/uncategorized/felix-brannigan-irish-soldier-wins-medal-honor-instead-deserting/
 
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