All Blog Posts Tagged 'Civil' (65)

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 16 - July 22

MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Those Who Would Sculpt Civil War General Philip Sheridan

Integrity Protecting the Works of Man (by Ward) on the pediment of the New York Stock Exchange Building, Integrity, in the center, wears the winged cap of Mercury, the god of commerce. The figures on her left represent mining and…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 30, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Jews Who Fought in Famed Irish Brigade's 28th Massachusetts

In my research on the history of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteers, a Boston Irish regiment raised to be a part of Thomas Meagher’s Irish Brigade, the most surprising find was the identification of three Jewish soldiers who served in its ranks.  The three were…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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'And To Watch the Sunbeams Dancing O’er the Wicklow Mountains High'

From "The Wicklow Mountains High" by Jim McGonigle.

One of the things I'm always on the alert for while driving along the roads of Ireland is any sort of roadside historical…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments


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Jennie Irene Hodgers AKA Albert D.J. Cashier: The Incognito Civil War Soldier.

Jennie Irene Hodgers (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) was born in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland to Sallie and Patrick Hodgers. She served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Jennie Irene Hodgers was born female, but lived as a man named Albert D.J.…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 8, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry

The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recalling the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry 'Corcoran's Irish Legion' 1862-1865

By Kevin O'Beirne

MICHAEL CORCORAN was the commander of the 69th New York State Militia regiment, which fought at the battle of 1st Bull Run in July of 1861. Corcoran was captured by the rebels at that battle and was held prisoner for 13 months, until his exchange in August '62. One hundred and thirty-five…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Irish Brigades'S Fifth Regiment

THE IRISH BRIGADE'S FIFTH REGIMENT:

THE 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

By David Kincaid

In the spring of 1862, a call was made by the Federal government for more troops. The Civil War had been in progress for more than a year, and the 116th Pennsylvania, recruited principally from Philadelphia, was one of the regiments then authorized. Tipperary-born Dennis Heenan, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Tom Sweeny: He Wasn't Called "Fighting Tom" For Nothing



The dust of some is Irish earth;

Among their own the rest;

and the same…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero

  By Joseph Gannon

 The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,

in the ranks of death you will find him.

His father's sword he hath girded on,

and his wild harp slung behind him.

It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hundreds Gather on Battlefield to Mourn Historian's Death

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy, 1994

Brian C. Pohanka

By Gerry Regan, Producer / TheWildGeese.com

MANASSAS,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 2 OF 2: 'THIS RETREAT MUST BE STOPPED'

Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Sheridan portrayed inspiring his troops in "Sheridan's Ride" by Thure de Thulstrup.…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How St. Patrick's Day Was Celebrated by The Irish Brigade in the Year 1863

Green Flag Productions

This limited edition art print by Bradley Schmehl, part of the…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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