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Irish Brigade , Gerry Regan and P S Gilmore

Hello from Ireland to all . I havent posted anything till now and so I better introduce myself , as Jarlath MacNamara  origonally from a little town called Ballygar in Co Galway , where the Mr P S Gilmore { whose picture of 1869 is posted } {1829-1892 } origonated . For the last 6 years I have researched , collected , talked and presented his story to all that would listen here and in NYC {last year } But at some stage I stumbled across a group called the Wild Geese and Gerry Regan . Little…


Added by Jarlath MacNamara on October 16, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Part 5: For Custer's Irishmen, 'An Seastán Deiridh' By Robert Doyle

In the conclusion of our series on "Custer's Last Irishmen," Robert Doyle describes the likely final moments of the Irishmen who rode with Custer's wing in the attack, and offers a post-script.

On a scorching Sunday in June 1876, the 7th Cavalry attacked an Indian village beside the Little Bighorn River, and there was hell to pay. In total, 35 Irish-born men in the 7th…


Added by Gerry Regan on September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

'The Wind That Shakes the Barley' Poses Questions That Haunt Us Still

Officially opening in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on March 16, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" presents a painstakingly intimate look at the citizen soldiers who fought the British to a standstill en route to a still bloodier civil war. The film, by British director Ken Loach, does so with artistry and finely wrought drama.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 14, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'Saint of 9/11': Cleric's Message of Love Rises From the Twin Towers' Rubble

First responders carry Fr. Mychal Judge's body from the rubble of the World Trade Center…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2006 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Civil War historian Brian C. Pohanka, who explored the lives of Irish soldiers, dies at 50

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy

Brian Caldwell Pohanka, in his trademark Zouave officer's uniform, 1994

Sometimes at night I seem to see them, and to hear their voices crying…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2005 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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