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Corcoran's Irish Legion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nollaig 2016 May 31. 5 Replies

I am currently doing some comparable research on the above Irish Legion and Meagher’s Irish Brigade.Unfortunately I have been unable to find the OVERALL TOTAL muster for the 182nd or 175th New York…Continue

Veterans Graves

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Hi Folks,Not sure if this is the correct place for this query. but does anyone know of any graves of American Civil War veterans, Blue or Gray, in Northern Ireland?Thanks in AdvanceLiamContinue

 

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Michael H.J. Kane commented on Liam McAlister's blog post Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?
"There were many Irishmen in the U.S. Marines......remember the Marines were organized in a tavern in Philadelphia. In fact before Fort Sumpter the Marines sent a recruiting party across the Allegheny mountains to Pittsburgh where they picked up…"
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Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?

When did the War begin and who was the first casualty?The majority of historians will be able to answer these without hesitation, but, now I am going to throw, yet, another name into the mix!! Luke Quinn may be a name unfamiliar to many, but it deserves to be remembered along with the many other Irish that gave “the last full measure” between 1861-1865.Luke Quinn was born…See More
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Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?

When did the War begin and who was the first casualty?The majority of historians will be able to answer these without hesitation, but, now I am going to throw, yet, another name into the mix!! Luke Quinn may be a name unfamiliar to many, but it deserves to be remembered along with the many other Irish that gave “the last full measure” between 1861-1865.Luke Quinn was born…See More
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"Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020. The Irish Brigade at Antietam

Led by the colourful, Brig-Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish Brigade began Sept. 17th by crossing the Antietam at Pry’s Ford before joining the battle, like most of the II Corps, piecemeal. Gen. French trailed Sedgwick toward the West Woods before they veered southwards and the CS centre, where they encountered DH Hill’s Division, frantically piling rail fences in…See More
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Liam McAlister commented on Liam McAlister's blog post "Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020. Fr John Bannon-1st Missouri Brigade CSA
"Thanks for your comment Daniel. I see that Joe got to answer before I could do so. I agree with all that Joe said about the Irish fighting for the South. Irishmen tended to integrate better in the South-maybe because it was a more agrarian society…"
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Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

When did the War begin and who was the first casualty?

The majority of historians will be able to answer these without hesitation, but, now I am going to throw, yet, another name into the mix!! Luke Quinn may be a name unfamiliar to many, but it deserves to be remembered along with the many other Irish that gave “the last full measure” between…

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"Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020: 9th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry U.S.A.

Posted on August 23, 2020 at 12:30am 0 Comments

According to the 1860 US Census the population of the State of Connecticut was home to over 50,000 Irish born immigrants, with many engaged in work as labourers in quarries and on railroad construction.

On the outbreak of the War many of these Irish rushed to join the ranks, enlisting for 3 months. Some of these, serving under officers like…

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"Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020.Col. Ricard O’Sullivan-Burke; An Irish Patriot—On Both Sides of the Atlantic

Posted on August 22, 2020 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Born in Kinneigh, Co. Cork, Ricard O’Sullivan-Burke received his early education in Dunmanway where he seems to have developed a keen interest in the military. At the age of 15 years, he enlisted in the South Cork Light Infantry (Militia) and served at the barracks in Bandon, Kinsale, Limerick and Dublin. However, within three years Ricard had…

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"Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020; 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Memphis Tennessee was home to the 2nd largest Irish population in the South and on the outbreak of war, many rushed to the state colours.

Colonel Knox Walker was in command of 2nd TN. Infantry Regt, a.k.a. “Irish Regiment”. Early uniforms made by the ladies of the city consisted of a dark, 8 button, frock coat,…

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