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The Stories Behind the Songs: 'The Irish Sixty-Ninth'

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"Kelly's Irish Brigade"

"Camp song of the Chicago Irish Brigade"…

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Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam: 140th anniversary

Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam

The Irish played a big part in the Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, as the Southerners called it. Here's a look at how, on the occasion of the battle's 140th anniversary.

THE IRISH AT ANTIETAM

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The Deadliest Day: The Irish Brigade at Bloody Lane, September 17, 1862

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor

(Left: Father Corby blesses the Brigade as it steps off, in "Sons of Erin" by artist Don Troiani.)

"He…
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1948: Belfast Celts Mugged on Boxing Day

By Eddie Whyte

Belfast -- The Belfast Celtic Football Club was the pride of Irish football until it was forced out of competition after the dramatic game against Belfast…

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A Short History of the Celts

The Celts stand out as one of the most daring of all the ancient European people in the history of pre-Roman Europe. They arrived on the European stage in prehistoric times as a "fierce naked warrior class that collected enemy heads as war trophies," and evolved into a singular culture that flourished during the European Iron Age. They laid the foundation of western European civilization; before the Romans came, their influence was felt…

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Defender of the Faith: Commander Aids Pope, U.S. Army

Library of Congress

Captain Coppinger during his service on the staff of cavalry commander Alfred Torbert, July 1864.…
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'Celebrating 250 Years' Brings Parade to Life

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

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Reliving 'Bloody Sunday' Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

Reliving 'Bloody Sunday'

Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

By David Tereshchuk

Called to testify at the new British investigation into…
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THE O'BRIEN CHRONICLE BERNARDO O'BRIEN'S BRAZIL

THE O'BRIEN CHRONICLE

BERNARDO O'BRIEN'S BRAZIL

The Brazil that Bernardo O'Brien visited during the early part of the 17th century was much less settled than the coastline of North America. Brazil was first discovered in 1499 by Spanish explorer Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (who could not claim it due to the Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494). It was claimed in 1500 by Portuguese…

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