Michael H.J. Kane's Blog (3)

The Irish Families of Elmhurst, NYC

When I entered the University of Notre Dame in 1965, the first thing I had to do was make some close friends. Notre Dame has no social fraternities and in 1965 no women. So one had to fish around your residence halls and classes to…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on March 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Mystery of the 69th Pennsylvania's Irish Flags

On the afternoon of July 3, 1863 Pickett's Virginians charged the Bloody Angle at the Gettysburg battlefield. This was the main confederate attack to crack  the Union line. Defending the left side of the…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on April 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Color Sergeant Michael Brady: The Luckiest Irishman in America's Civil War

If you have seen seen the movie "Gettysburg," you might notice that during the climatic Pickett's Charge, behind the Union line at the Bloody Angle are two flags, the Regimental stars and stripes, and the state flag--green with a gold trim. This green flag was the only Pennsylvania flag not…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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