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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

Started Feb 29 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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Frances McCarthy commented on Liam McAlister's blog post U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863
"the very same Edward! He is around in the census of 1901 and 1911 in Ringaskiddy as a RN Pensioner. I also came across his admission to jail on the charges "Breach of Foreign Enlistment Act" - he is described as age 20, Edward Pyburne,…"
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Liam McAlister commented on Liam McAlister's blog post U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863
"This is what I found on FOLD3 in relation to Edward Pyburn. NOW I AM INTRIGUED!!! Too much of a coincidence NOT to be the same man. I will do some more digging and see what I can come up with. Can't say how soon, but I will do…"
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Frances McCarthy commented on Liam McAlister's blog post U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863
"In researching family history I came across Edward Pyburn of Ringaskiddy, who joined the Royal Navy in November of 1864, age 20. I wonder is it the same Edward?"
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'If It Had Only Been For Ireland': John C. Mitchel Dies in Carolina

John C. Mitchel arrived in the USA in 1853 with his father, also, John. The elder Mitchel went on to become a, fiercely, pro Southern newspaper editor while John C. enlisted in the Confederate States army on the outbreak of America's Civil War, after initially working as an engineer on the railroads. His first military assignment was as a lieutenant in a South Carolina…See More
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'If It Had Only Been For Ireland': John C. Mitchel Dies in Carolina

John C. Mitchel arrived in the USA in 1853 with his father, also, John. The elder Mitchel went on to become a, fiercely, pro Southern newspaper editor while John C. enlisted in the Confederate States army on the outbreak of America's Civil War, after initially working as an engineer on the railroads. His first military assignment was as a lieutenant in a South Carolina…See More
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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: July 19 - July 25
"Captain John C Mitchel was died in July 1864, not 1863 as stated above."
Jul 19
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The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.Custer's Command.pdfIllustration by Charles Marion Russell, Wikimedia CommonsRead the details of the Irish with…See More
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Gerry Regan liked Liam McAlister's blog post The Irish amongst the 7th US Cavalry-June 1876
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The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.Custer's Command.pdfIllustration by Charles Marion Russell, Wikimedia CommonsRead the details of the Irish with…See More
Jun 25
Liam McAlister replied to Tim Ellsworth's discussion Pat Cleburne Statues
"Thank you for saying this, we, as historians can only hope that sense will descend upon those who seek to eradicate history-although I won't hold my breath.!!"
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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: June 7 - June 13
"Roster of IRISH BORN; 6th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Compiled this in 2019, using James Gannon's excellent book "Irish Rebels Confederate Tigers" as my main source."
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Nollaig 2016 replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
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'If It Had Only Been For Ireland': John C. Mitchel Dies in Carolina

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

John C. Mitchel arrived in the USA in 1853 with his father, also, John. The elder Mitchel went on to become a, fiercely, pro Southern newspaper editor while John C. enlisted in the Confederate States army on the outbreak of America's Civil War, after initially working as an engineer on the railroads.…

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The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.

Custer's…

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A Confederate Chieftain 'Crosses Over The River'

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

On May 3rd 1863 , General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, having crossed the Rappahanock River, was readying to fight again.

Earlier that morning, Lee ordered one of his two corps commanders, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, to get around and…

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Father Peter Cooney, CSC: Chaplain of 35th Indiana (1st Irish)

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Reverend Peter Cooney, CSC

Born County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?

Died: University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA: May 7, 1905

Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received…

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