Part 5: For Custer's Irishmen, 'An Seastán Deiridh' By Robert Doyle

In the conclusion of our series on "Custer's Last Irishmen," Robert Doyle describes the likely final moments of the Irishmen who rode with Custer's wing in the attack, and offers a post-script.

On a scorching Sunday in June 1876, the 7th Cavalry attacked an Indian village beside the Little Bighorn River, and there was hell to pay. In total, 35 Irish-born men in the 7th Cavalry were killed in action at there. The irony is that these men, and the other Irish in the 7th, played a key role in the eventual removal of a race of people from their native lands, much as their own race had suffered at English hands.

For the full article go to TheWildGeese.com

Views: 1008

Tags: Archives, Tags of more than one word in quote marks

Comment

You need to be a member of The Wild Geese to add comments!

Join The Wild Geese

Irish Heritage Partnership

 

Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership.

Congrats to Our Winners

© 2018   Created by Gerry Regan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service