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An Irishman In The 8th Ohio Volunteers

Editor's Note: The 8th Ohio Vol. Infantry was mustered into service as a 90 day regiment in 1861. Company B of the 8th was an Irish company known as the Hibernian Guards. At the end of their 90 days service in June of '61, the 8th mustered in as a 3 year regiment. They saw their first action in West Virginia in Sept. They were transferred to Shenandoah Valley where they fought during Jackson's Valley Campaign in the spring of '62 and then were transferred to McCellan's Army of the Potomac on…

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New York Dedicates Its Famine Memorial

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The Rise—and Fall—of the Bid To Enthrone 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

The Highlanders on the attack from "Battle of Culloden', by David Morier. Click on photo to see larger version.…
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Remembering the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

By Gerald A. Regan

Still, the Republic is peaceful, except . . . at moments when someone (either British secret service or Protestant Loyalist) has decided that the South should be reminded that the terrorist…

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The West Cork Trail: Scenes From the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars, 1920-1922

By Capt. Donal Buckley, Irish Army (ret.)

Special to The Wild Geese Today

(Left: Where the road disappears in the center of the picture marks Tom Barry's command post, where he lobbed the grenade into the first truck of the Auxiliaries'…

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Are Remains in Famed Warship Irish? US Navy Seeks Sailors' Descendants

Are Remains in Famed Warship Irish?

US Navy Seeks Sailors' Descendants

By Doug Chandler / TheWildGeese.com

Naval Historical Center

Crewmembers cooking on deck of the USS Monitor, on the James…
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Mary Harris Jones: One Tough 'Mother' - Part 1 of 3: The Genesis of a Radical

By Joseph E. Gannon

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was not your typical senior-citizen. At age 100, already well-established as one of the greatest labor leaders in American history, she was still giving…

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'The O'Neill' Bedevils Mountjoy at Moyry Pass

By Joe Gannon…

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Mary Harris Jones: One Tough 'Mother' - Part 3 of 3: A Soldier for Justice

Mary Harris Jones: One Tough 'Mother'

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The '79 Mullaghmore Bombing 'Heard Round the World'

University of Kansas

Lord Mountbatten reviews Indian troops during World War II.…

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Mary Harris Jones: One Tough 'Mother' - Part 2 of 3: 'Wherever There Is a Fight'

Mary Harris Jones: One Tough 'Mother'

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Private Willie Mitchel: An Irish Confederate Boy

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Many who have read Irish history are familiar with the name of John Mitchel (left), Irish revolutionary, Young Irelander, and publisher of The United Irishman, who was born 182 years ago, on Nov. 3, 1815; however, many are unaware of Mitchel's life in America. During the American Civil War,…

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Irish Heritage Co-Stars in 'Million Dollar Baby'

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Warner Bros.…
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The First 'Sister of Mercy': Catherine McAuley could have given her wealth to the poor. Instead she gave her life.

By Joseph E. Gannon

In Drumcondra, County Dublin, on September 29, 1778, a daughter was born to the McAuley family. The McAuleys were one of the handful of Catholic families that had attained upper-middle class status during the years of the Penal Laws. They named their…

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Did Ratzinger Pick Befuddle Malachy?

By Joe McGowan and Gerry Regan

St. Malachy

Though he apparently struck out with the papal enclave's selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, one of Ireland's most beloved seers still carries an impressive track record of predicting Popes.

The man with the (usually)…

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Father Aloysius P. McGonigal: Battlefield Hero Without a Gun

By Joseph Gannon

Many men become known as heroes for their bravery in battle, for their willingness to face death in an effort to kill the enemy and obtain an objective, for helping win the war for their country.

They are…

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Remembering the Irish Who Fell at Fredericksburg

Remembering the Irish Who Fell at Fredericksburg

Fontenoy and Fredericksburg! Inscribe them side by side;

Sarsfield, Dillon, Meagher, all men of the Brigade –

Who for every friendship given to their land beneath high heaven

In the coinage of their heart's…
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'The Magdalene Sisters' Hits America's Shores

Miramax Films

A nun leads stars Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, and Anne Marie Duff (left to right) in Peter Mullan's "The Magdalene Sisters."

Called "a rancorous provocation" by a Vatican newspaper, Peter Mullan's film highlights the Church's role in the ruin of thousands of Irish women…

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