In honor of St. Patrick's Day . . .
Do you have Irish ancestors who served during in the war?
If so, tell us about them!
I personally don't have any Irish relatives, though that's not for lack of my family trying to claim we do. I was always told my family has Irish ancestry, but after doing some research on it, I realized they were just assuming our rather large preponderance of Scotch-Irish ancestors were Irish because they hung out in Ireland for about 100 years. I finally told the relatives the Irish would probably not want to be claimed by us, so we needed to stop telling people that. . . .
Images: Two of the more famous Irish-born generals of the war, Michael Corcoran and Patrick Cleburne.