"Yes the poppy was used in the US and Canada as a flower of rememberance.It is also interesting to note that one of the worlds largest republics, which like Ireland who have had conflict with Great Britain in their struggle for independance, use the…"
"Yes Father your are quite right New York got the first parade (organised by Irish serving in the British Army (now there is irony for you :)). . However Boston beat New York in celibrating it with a banquet in 1734 organised by Irish residing in…"
"You are all entitled to your views but St. Patrick is a saint to many in Ireland who are not Roman Catholics. As a matter of historical interest the first St. Patrick's Day in America was held in Boston in the 18th Century organised by Irish…"
"As someone who supports the recognition of the part Ireland played in the building of the United States. I regret I am unable to sign the petition. I would agree with many of the pionts but I am in complete disagreement with the stipulation that…"
"It is always good to read first hand contempory accounts of a particular campaign. However I take exception to calling the War of 1812 the ''Second War of Independance''. It was America which declared war on Great Britain…"
"Two in one: Azincourt is the French version of Agincourt and is being increasingly used among historians here in UK. The 'chicken in every pot' was said by Henry IV of France. Its not the kind of remark Henry Bollingbrooke (Henry IV of…"
"I know the site likes to pride its self on historical accuracy but regretfully you have published a picture of the wrong Henry IV. Your picture is King Henry IV of England father of Henry V victor of Azincourt in 1415. You need Henry IV of France…"
"There is a re-enactment unit of the 27th Inniskilling Regiment of Foot and some of they are at theWaterloo 2015 re-enactment this weekend. They also appear in a TG4 documentary on the Irish at Waterloo. We also have a 1776 re-enactment unit of the…"
"If anyone is interested I have James Orr of Ballycarry, poem Donegore Hill. Orr wrote it after the Battle of Antrim were he led a group of Ballycarry men who had fallen in at Donegore Hill. He is often called Ulster's Robert Burns, the poem is…"
"I too would like to know more. Recruited by Michael Corcoran, John was responsible for forming the 3rd Regiment at Fort Porter in Buffalo in 1862. After transfer to Camp Scot on Staten Island, Corcoran broke up the regiment, companies transferred to…"
Cam, delighted to have you on board here. It's been too long since we've spoken. Looking forward to exploring with you the epic heritage of the Irish during America's Civil War, and your own Irish story. Ger
Cam, you mentioned the Lincoln conspirator Micheal O'Laughlan Jnr.? Are you researching his Irish connections? How about sharing your findings on WG, perhaps in our Blue, Gray Green Group as they develop?