The Blue, Gray and Green


The Blue, Gray and Green

Gathering by the fireside of those of us passionate about the Irish experience during America's Civil War.

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Civil War Photo Sleuth

Started by Nollaig 2016 Dec 1, 2018. 0 Replies Their mission is to rediscover the lost names and stories of every photo of American Civil War soldiers and…Continue

An Appeal for Civil War Descendants

Started by Nollaig 2016. Last reply by William J. Donohue Feb 10, 2017. 1 Reply

"Mind the Gap Films is developing a documentary about the personal experiences of Irish men who served in the American Civil War, for broadcast on RTÉ. We’re looking for descendants who have letters,…Continue

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Comment by The Wild Geese on February 23, 2013 at 3:42pm

Damian, how did this event go? You'll need to take this on the road. :-)

Comment by Damian Shiels on March 7, 2013 at 1:02pm

Went really well thanks! Hopefully the book will get a good reaction! I would love to get it to the States, any excuse to get over to the battlefields :-)

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 7, 2013 at 4:47pm

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg seems a great excuse, Damian. How about it?

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 7, 2013 at 4:48pm

Hey Robbie, James, why don't you come over too? Can IACW Trail organize a trip?

Comment by James Francis Smith on March 8, 2013 at 12:02pm


My interest in the Civil War ignited when I added my Kindle/Nook book, "The Civil War's Valiant Irish" to my narrative-histories on  Being Philadelphia born, I have a particular interest in the 69th volunteers of the Philadelphia Brigade. On my blog, I have several articles which touch on this: "Philadelphia's Hallow Ground," and "The Civil War's Neglected Irish."

I'd like to hear from you folks.

James Francis Smith

Comment by The Wild Geese on March 14, 2013 at 9:20am

Jim, have you been to Gettysburg? Antietam or other places that figure in your books?

How about you other guys? What's your favorite battlefield experience?

Comment by James Francis Smith on March 17, 2013 at 1:22pm

Hi Gerry

Since I've retired, I haven't seen many of the sites, but when I traveled for Weyerhaeuser, I had the pleasure of seeing many, dining in Vicksburg etc. I thought I bring a book written by Cal McCarthy to the attention of the Group. "Green, Blue and Grey" is available on Kindle. 

James Francis Smith

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 18, 2013 at 10:26am

Tell us your most interesting battlefield experience, Jim, anyone? I had the pleasure of visiting Wilson's Creek in 1991, on the 130th anniversary of the battle, and my colleague and WG co-founder Micah Chandler and I found the spot on the battlefield where Alfred Waud sketched the death of General Lyons. That was very exciting for us, to see the landscape as Waud saw it.

Comment by Peter M. Berezuk on March 18, 2013 at 10:33am

Comrades, Here is the New York news coverage of the 69th NYSV Historical Association marching in the 2013 Saint Patrick's Day Parade this past Saturday...

Comment by Joe Gannon on March 18, 2013 at 10:44am

Great video, Peter. I'd say the woman announcer was stretching it a bit to say that the Irish Brigade "never lost a battle." They were certainly in a number of battles that were lost, with Fredericksburg, arguably the worst defeat of the war for the Army of the Potomac, topping that list.


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