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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Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2021

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The Blue, Gray and Green Group is sponsored by Reveille Magazine, Ireland's ONLY Military History Magazine, and by Civil War News, bringing to a global audience news and features about America's 'irrepressible conflict' and those who yet passionately pursue it.

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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 Gerry Regan on October 18, 2014 at 11:33pm
Comment by William J. Donohue on June 26, 2016 at 1:05pm

I have done more research on Bishop Timon recently only to find out as Vincentian Visitor he was heavily involved with slavery especially at the Vincentian seminary at Perryville, Missouri. It seems his appointment to Buffalo was a very freeing experience after eleven years trying to cope with the complications of balancing Catholic doctrine, state law, and  passive aggressive behaviors of his slaves.

Comment by Gerry Regan on June 27, 2016 at 10:18am

Fascinating, Bill. How did clerics balance what seems the clear immorality of slavery with collaboration of the South's slavocracy?

Comment by John Bullock on July 12, 2016 at 7:04pm

Me Great Grand Father served in the 35th Indiana Volunteers(1st Irish), but I found out a day ago he originally signed up with the 61st (2nd Irish) but lacking numbers, they were incorporated into the 1st Irish.  Looking for anything at all about the 61st, anything please.

Comment by Gerry Regan on July 13, 2016 at 3:55pm

You've seen this, I hope, John: Try contacting the author. Hey Joe Gannon, didn't we have an article in WG 1 about Father Peter Paul Cooney, by a reenactor acquaintance of ours from Indiana? Is that on WG 2?

Comment by Gerry Regan on July 13, 2016 at 3:57pm

Here it is: 

Father Peter Paul Cooney: Faithful Servant

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on October 28, 2016 at 8:46am

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on October 31, 2016 at 10:44am

Above, Gerry Regan recites Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's Ride" at a 1989 National Park Service commemoration of the November 1908 unveiling of the Sheridan Monument, on Sheridan Circle, Washington, D.C.

Those Who Would Sculpt Civil War General Philip Sheridan

Comment by Richard Neely on July 23, 2020 at 5:07pm

Joined because in researching family history, this "yankee" boy (now 74) finds that his Yankee (stretching the term here) side had one uncle drafted who reported to Fort Snelling, Minnesota only to find out the war was over.  

The Norwegians called native born whites "Yankees".   My Southern side is so full of Confederates that it is beyond comprehension!   That aside, I find Viking roots in both sides!


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