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The Irish at Sabine Pass -- September 6-8, 1863

We're rapidly approaching the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Sabine Pass. The occasion is being celebrated as "Dick Dowling Days." Information is available …


Added by C. Michael Harrington on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

LIVE Community Chat with Mike Harrington - Sunday, Sep. 8

Sunday, September 8th is the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Sabine Pass. The occasion is being celebrated as "Dick Dowling Days."

Though a relatively small engagement, Sabine Pass represented perhaps the finest single day's work of any Irish unit, North or South, in the American…


Added by The Wild Geese on September 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Disquieting Kiss: Embracing the Blue, Gray and Green

The Irish green shall again be seen

     As our Irish fathers bore it,

A burning wind from the South behind,

     and the Yankee rout before it! 

              -- From the Civil War anthem 'Song for the Irish Brigade'…


Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Irish of Savannah

The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis.  By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek…


Added by Dee Notaro on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Confederate Monument Issue: Is It Pride or Prejudice?

They have called us Rebels and Traitors,

But themselves have thrown off that name of late;

They were called it by the English Invaders,

At home—in the year of "Ninety-Eight ..."

-- from "Kelly’s Irish Brigade"…


Added by Joe Gannon on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Galvanized Yankees

If you live in the southern part of the United States, you know they are still not over the war. Which war? The one where the south lost!  So thought I would stir the pot a little.

A large part of the 34th…


Added by Dee Notaro on March 18, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

With Dublin Talk, Irish Gov'ment Highlights America's Civil War

On behalf of TheWildGeese.Irish, I attended the latest lecture in the Irish Department Foreign Affairs Commemorative Lecture Series, titled Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America, held in the magnificent Iveagh House, Dublin.

Pictured: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan T.D.

Hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie…


Added by Robbie Doyle on July 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Building a trail to recall the Irish role in America’s bloodiest war

(First published 12/14/11) 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the start of America’s Civil War, and in Ireland, a group of historians and writers used the occasion to promote the concept of a Civil War heritage trail. Archaeologist Damian…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.…


Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

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,…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Brief History of the O'Bannon Clan

More on the O'Bannons:

'To the Shores of Tripoli': The Presley O'Bannon Story

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Emma Kline: Hoop-Skirt Smuggler During the Siege of Vicksburg

In 1864, 20-year-old Vicksburg resident Emma Kline was arrested by Union officials, who were then occupying the city, perched above the Mississippi River in the state bearing the same name. She was charged with the crime of smuggling, one…


Added by Don Gray on February 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Heroism at 'Selma': Were the Irish On The Right Side of History?

"Selma," a new film that just went wide to screens around the US, is an Interesting film, and for me as a student of the American, as well as the Irish, experiences, one well worth the investment to watch. The film narrates the epic events from…


Added by Gerry Regan on January 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

The Wild Geese Dedication


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From an engraving by Jean Sorieul

Uniforms of the Irish Brigade of France. Red coats were worn throughout the Brigade's history, signifying their support for the Stuart claim to the English…

Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Stories Behind the Songs: 'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

The Stories Behind the Songs:

'Kelly's Irish Brigade'

By David Kincaid

Special to The Wild Geese Today…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Civil War and the Irish in New Orleans

by Dr. Laura Kelley

At the onset of the Civil war, New Orleans was protected in part by Fort Jackson, located sixty-five miles down the Mississippi River. On April 27, 1862,…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

'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…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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