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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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The Call to Arms Part 1: The 69th New York departs triumphantly for Washington and prepares for war.

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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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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