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Cleburne: A Confederate 'Meteor'

Historical Art Prints

The final, tragic, moments of…
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'Moon' Shines

'Moon' Shines

The latest Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Moon for the Misbegotten' offers plenty of laughs to leaven O'Neill's tragedy. WGT Culture Editor Patricia Jameson-Sammartano offers her take.

New York – It is unusual — not to say oxymoronic — for us to link…

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Cleburne: The Defense of Ringgold Gap

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Union troops about to overrun the Confederate center on Missionary Ridge. A detail from a Battle of Mission Ridge lithograph by Cosack & Co., 1886. Click on the image to see the full print.

Cleburne:…

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Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection Part 2 of 3: Ireland Becomes Her Mistress

In this, Part 2 of Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection, we see Constance Markievicz, despite her aristocratic upbringing, transform her burgeoning anger at British rule and social injustice in Ireland into the activism that would soon totally consume her. Sadly, her family is the loser in this competition for her time and focus. WGT's three-part narrative is adapted from WGT Connacht correspondent Joe McGowan's new biography,…
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A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey

Photo by James Doherty

Baltimore Harbor today.

By James…

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'To the Shores of Tripoli'

United States Marines have traveled several hundred miles overland, freed American prisoners of war, helped capture a Muslim city, and are now planning a regime change. That sounds like a possible present-day headline, but in this case the date was April 27, 1805, and the exploit was one of the most…

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'The Fighting 69th' Makes History, Yet Again

By Gerry Regan

The emblem of the Washington Artillery of the Louisiana National Guard.

NEW YORK -- More than 150 years after its founding, the…

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The Naming of the Two Baltimores

MORE ON THE SACK OF BALTIMORE

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United Irish Rising in Newfoundland

Illustrated London News, May 11, 1844, after a painting by Captain E.P. Brenton

St. John's, 1798. By this time, two-thirds of the population of St. John's was Irish, as…
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Tunnel Trench: 16th (Irish) Division Clears the Way at Cambrai

By Kieron Punch

At dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun

In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun,

Smouldering through spouts of drifting smoke that shroud…

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Poet Siegfried Sassoon in Ireland

This controversial war hero finds calm, amid the stirrings

of revolution, in the countryside of Cork and…

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Just 'Doing Their Job' - Remembering 9-11

The 69th is called into action after the World Trade Center attack

PART 1 IN A FOUR-PART SERIES

69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they returned from duty in and…

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Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

Bataireacht: The Art of Irish Stick-Fighting

By John W. Hurley

Special to The Wild Geese Today

PART 1: THE 'FACTION-FIGHTING'…

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