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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Discussion Forum

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

Comment Wall

Comment by Peter M. Berezuk on March 28, 2014 at 3:45pm
Greetings Comrades! I've been off grid for a bit because of the paying work, my hobby activities, and some positive changes in my personal life. The 69th NYSV Historical Association was honored to march behind the 1/69th Infantry with the Children of the 69th in this year's Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. Here is some video footage of the 1/69th and Historical Association - - let me know if this doesn't work. I'm cutting and pasting on my cellphone while relaxing at the Colonial Tavern in Fredericksburg, VA.
Comment by Gerry Regan on March 29, 2014 at 1:14pm

Great to hear from you, Pete. What's going in in Fredericksburg this weekend? I've forgotten, do you live in VA? Pete, seems a broken link!

Comment by Peter M. Berezuk on April 3, 2014 at 1:11pm

Here is the correct link for the NYC Saint Patrick's Day video...

Comment by Cynthia Neale on April 3, 2014 at 2:58pm

Certainly there were nurses who went to the battlefield. And there were women who donned soldiers' clothing and pretended to be men. Does anyone know of an Irish woman who went to Gettysburg and what her experiences might have been?

Comment by Brendan Hamilton on April 3, 2014 at 3:17pm

Bridget Diver might have been at Gettysburg. She was an Irish native who followed her husband to the front with the 1st Michigan Cavalry, part of George A. Custer's famous Wolverine Brigade. I'd never heard of her until I saw Damian Shiel's article about her on his Irish in the American Civil War blog.

Comment by Cynthia Neale on April 4, 2014 at 7:46am

Brendan, thanks! You've been a wealth of information. You should be charging, but I have no money to pay you!

Comment by Cynthia Neale on April 4, 2014 at 7:59am

I'm half-way through reading The Irish in the American Civil War (Damiel Shiels) and these are interesting, although heartbreaking, stories. I'm reading about real lives and not just historical facts.

Comment by Harry Paige on May 4, 2014 at 7:14am

This painting depicts the Irish Brigade attack on those entrenchments at Spotsylvania. Note that the flag is of the 116th Pa., and the soldier on the right wears the insignia of the 69th NY.

Comment by Gerry Regan on May 5, 2014 at 5:40pm

Harry, on whose right -- the Federals' or the Confederates?

Comment by Harry Paige on May 5, 2014 at 8:48pm



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