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Soldier Jennie Hodgers: Irish Woman Fought in America's Civil War

The life and times of Private Albert D.J. Cashier are one of those historic anomalies that make you scratch your head and wonder, ‘How the hell could that happen?’Private Cashier served in the ranks of the 95th Illinois for three years – from their muster-in on September 4, 1862, until the regiment was discharged in August 1865.Cashier was a member of the regiment’s Company G, and was present at…See More
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The Irish Rebels Who Fought for Israel

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am 0 Comments

It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was picking them off one by one.

Then, one of the half-track’s occupants, a tall,…


Ballinalee, County Longford: The Village of Generals

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 4:30am 2 Comments

To outsiders, the village of Ballinalee, in County Longford, might seem like no great shakes, just a bump in the road, a blink-and-you-miss-it spot that you’re through before you even notice. Were they to consult a map of the county, the seemingly inconsequential dot called Ballinalee might be ignored in favour…


Walking to Work Through a Battle Zone

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:00am 7 Comments

There are two routes I can take to my office when I leave the train station to go to work. They both pass a large 18th century building of Palladian, neoclassical design, which I used to admire as a child, long before I knew of its connection to my own family.

Now, as I pass it by, I…


The Night the Nazis Bombed Dublin

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:00am 14 Comments

Noel Brady was standing with his father at the hall  door of their family home on St. Ignatius Road in Dublin’s North Strand area when they heard the drone of a Nazi Luftwaffe bomber flying overhead.

“I saw flashes in the sky. My father shoved me onto the…


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At 9:14am on May 20, 2015, Sarah Nagle said…

A very warm welcome from the San Francisco Bay Area...

At 10:08am on May 20, 2015, Sarah Nagle said…

Emperor Norton? Oh yes, only one of the many colorful characters of San Francisco. I grew up around the Bay & somewhere along the way collected a degree in history… I've heard a lot of stories about the old days in the City of Fire & Gold...

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