The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'American Civil War' (212)

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 6 - June 12

MÁIRT -- On June 8, 1853, John Mitchel escaped from Australia, eventually making it to the United States. Mitchel, a member of the Young Ireland Party, was born in Comnish, Co. Derry. John was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He obtained a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 9 - May 15

LUAIN -- On May 10, 1806James Shields (left) , who would have one of the most remarkable careers in…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: April 25 - May 1

MÁIRT -- On April 27, 1779 Irish-born (County Donegal) U.S. Navy Capt. Gustavus Conyngham , "The Dunkirk Pirate," was captured by the British…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: April 4 - April 10

LUAIN - On April 5, 1818, Bernardo O'Higgins (right) defeated the Spanish at the battle of Maipo River, Chile.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 28 - April 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 28, 1820William Howard Russell , (right) among…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 21 - March 27

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 21, 1763, William MacNeven, United Irishman, was born in Aughrim, County Galway.

(left: The emblem of the United Irishmen. It reads "Equality" above and "It is new strung and shall be heard" below.)

Educated in the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 14 - March 20

MÁIRT -- On March 16, 1828, Patrick Cleburne, one of the finest generals produced by either side during America's long, bloody civil war was born at Bride Park Cottage in Ovens Township, Co. Cork, just outside Cork City. Robert E. Lee would one day say of…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 28 - March 6

LUAIN -- On March 1, 1776, Irish-born Andrew Lewis was appointed a brigadier general in the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 14 - February 20

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 14, 1895, Sean Treacy, a revolutionary leader during the …

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 27 - January 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 27, 1969, Dan Breen, one of the most famous IRA leaders during Ireland's War of Independence, died in Dublin. Breen was born in Grange, Donohill, Co. Tipperary, on Aug. 11, 1894. He joined the Irish Republican…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 20 - December 26

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 20, 1865Maud Gonne  was born in Aldershot, England. Her father was a wealthy…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 13 - December 19

DOMHNAIGH -- On Dec. 13, 1862, the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac suffered horrendous casualties as they assaulted massed Confederates firing from within a sunken road beneath Marye's Heights during the Battle of…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 29 - December 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (right), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 15 - November 21

LUAIN -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New York to Maryland, and finally to Gallatin…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 25 - October 31

LUAIN -- On Oct. 26, 1771, John (Juan) MacKenna, who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher, County Tyrone. MacKenna was related to Gen. Alexander O'Reilly, of the Spanish army, and O'Reilly helped MacKenna get…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 11 - October 17

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 11, 1860, all the militia units of New York City were ordered to turn out to march in honor of the visiting Prince of Wales, the 19-year-old heir to the English throne.

(Left: Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers, historian,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 4 - October 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 4, 1693, units of the Irish Brigade of France fought in Italy at the battle of Marsaglia. Prince Eugene of Savoy commanded the allies of William…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 20 - September 26

LUAIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (left), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary but resigned during the Great Hunger, no longer…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 13 - September 19

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman; by age 20, he…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 6 - September 12

MÁIRT -- On September 8, 1798, Lord Cornwallis and General Gerard Lake cornered French General Joseph Humbert's small Franco-Irish army at Ballinamuck, County Longford. With the two British armies closing in, Humbert drew his men up into line of battle. Humbert had…

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