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McCourt: Cheers for Book, Boos for Parade

MORE ON ST. PAT'S DAY & THE NYC PARADE:

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Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero

  By Joseph Gannon

 The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,

in the ranks of death you will find him.

His father's sword he hath girded on,

and his wild harp slung behind him.

It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit,…

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Review: 'Shalom Ireland' A Lively Look at Ireland's Jews

Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant Jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise. The film, showing in festivals around the…

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Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

CBS News Archives

Wearing the official chain of office, Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, visits New York City as seen in "Shalom…
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Hundreds Gather on Battlefield to Mourn Historian's Death

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy, 1994

Brian C. Pohanka

By Gerry Regan, Producer / TheWildGeese.com

MANASSAS,…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 2 OF 2: 'THIS RETREAT MUST BE STOPPED'

Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Sheridan portrayed inspiring his troops in "Sheridan's Ride" by Thure de Thulstrup.…
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How St. Patrick's Day Was Celebrated by The Irish Brigade in the Year 1863

Green Flag Productions

This limited edition art print by Bradley Schmehl, part of the…
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For Erin and America - James McKay Rorty

AN IRISH HERO OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

FOR ERIN AND AMERICA

We dug him a grave near his own shining cannon,

And laid him therein with his sword by his…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 1 OF 2: A RUDE AWAKENING

United States Army Military History Institute

A confident looking Phil Sheridan, taken in late 1863.

By Joseph E. Gannon…

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Honoring Those Who Saved Washington's Army

'BE REVOLUTIONARY': THE SPIRITS OF '76 AND '98

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Evidence Abounds: British Leaders OK'd Mayhem

Cork Examiner

On December 11, 1920, an IRA ambush near Cork City caused more casualties among the Auxiliaries, less than two weeks after the IRA killed 17 of 18 Auxiliaries caught in an ambush in…
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Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection - Part 1 of 3: Love and Marriage

To the Irish that shared Constance Markievicz's life and times, the appellation, "The Countess" was enough to recall the fiery revolutionary and friend to Ireland's poor. Despite her exotic surname and title, she was born in Sligo, christened Constance Georgina Gore-Booth. Over the next few weeks, WGT will be chronicling the story of how Markievicz became a countess. The three-part narrative is adapted from WGT Connacht correspondent Joe McGowan's new biography, "Constance Markievicz: The…

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 3 of 3: Riding With Custer Into Eternity

By Brian C. Pohanka

The veil which conceals the future seems to be removed, and a glance, short and fleeting as the lightning flash, is permitted us into the gloomy valley before us.

       -- From Charles Lever's 'Charles O'Malley,…

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 2 of 3: Conquering The South and The Plains

By Brian C. Pohanka

All the bright aspirations of a soldier's glory, all my enthusiasm for the pomp and circumstance of glorious war, fell coldly upon my heart; and I looked upon the chivalry of a soldier's life as the empty pageantry…

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A Soldier's Story: Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon

Company L, 106th Infantry, U.S. Army

Gerry Regan photo

The grave of Sgt. Lawrence F.…
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