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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

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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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REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano 

Special to The Wild Geese Today

To buy Herbert Asbury's book, click on the cover.…

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A Gallant But Futile Charge -- The 69th at Bull Run

This article on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book…

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On the Eve of Battle In Part 3 of 5 drawn from D.P. Conyngham's account of the 69th at Bull Run, the regiment watches first blood drawn at Blackburn's Ford.

This five-part series on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE Part 5: Bravery of the Sixty-ninth.-Defeat of the Union forces.-Capture of Colonel Corcoran

This five-part series on the 69th New York">Irish Brigade at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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An Encounter With the Foe Part 2 of 5: The 69th New York marches out of Fort Corcoran and faces a Confederate line of battle.

This five-part series on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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June 3, 1864: Irish Regiments Fight for Grant at Cold Harbor

The Battle of Cold Harbor, fought 152 years ago this week, has become a watchword for the futility and destructiveness of warfare. General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the entire Union Army, personally ordered the final assault of the day, an assault that led to thousands of deaths with no gain. The Irish were…

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