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Corcoran's Irish Legion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nollaig 2016 May 31, 2020. 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

Started Feb 29, 2020 0 Replies

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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Gerry Regan liked Liam McAlister's blog post First Casualties
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First Casualties

Fort Sumter in Charleston harbour was fired on by Confederate forces in the early hours of April 12, 1861, the bombardment continuing well into the following day. Fortunately for Major Robert Anderson and his garrison, there were no casualties during the siege but with little hope of holding out, the major surrendered his force.On April 14, the U.S. flag was lowered, and…See More
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First Casualties

Fort Sumter in Charleston harbour was fired on by Confederate forces in the early hours of April 12, 1861, the bombardment continuing well into the following day. Fortunately for Major Robert Anderson and his garrison, there were no casualties during the siege but with little hope of holding out, the major surrendered his force.On April 14, the U.S. flag was lowered, and…See More
Apr 11
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: March 14 - March 20
"Wow, I have seen the plaque many times and hope to do so again soon, if house is still in current ownership."
Mar 17
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: March 14 - March 20
"This is the bedroom in Bride Park Cottage where Major-General Cleburne was born. The beams are original to the house, having been well cared for in the 200, or so, years the house has been standing."
Mar 14
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: March 14 - March 20
Mar 14
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The Blue, Gray and Green

Gathering by the fireside of those of us passionate about the Irish experience during America's Civil War.See More
Mar 13
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: February 14 - February 20
"Any idea who he is? I've searched through a number of my reference books and can't find him! For some reason I have it, in my head, that he may have been from one of the Carolina States."
Feb 16

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Nollaig 2016 commented on Liam McAlister's blog post Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?
"LUKE QUINN"
Feb 14
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: February 14 - February 20
"The picture shown in the article about General Walter P Lane is incorrect. The man shown is depicted in " Generals in Gray" by Erza J. Warner under Walter Paye Lane but this is an error. I attach a picture of General Lane."
Feb 14
Liam McAlister liked The Wild Geese's blog post Cleburne's Ancestors: Anglo-Irish, Well-Respected
Jan 1
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…"
Nov 23, 2020
Michael H.J. Kane liked Liam McAlister's blog post Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?
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Liam McAlister's blog post was featured

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
Oct 27, 2020
Liam McAlister posted a blog post

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
Oct 16, 2020
The Wild Geese liked Liam McAlister's blog post "Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten" Irish Heritage Week, 2020: 9th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry U.S.A.
Sep 28, 2020

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First Casualties

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Fort Sumter in Charleston harbour was fired on by Confederate forces in the early hours of April 12, 1861, the bombardment continuing well into the following day. Fortunately for Major Robert Anderson and his garrison, there were…

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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 2 Comments

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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