The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Antietam' (11)

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto. Spoleto was a walled city south of Florence with the fortress of Rocca on the side…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Special Report: The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling

Special Report:

The Irish Brigade Monument Unveiling…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam: 140th anniversary

Special Report: The Irish Battle at Antietam

The Irish played a big part in the Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, as the Southerners called it. Here's a look at how, on the occasion of the battle's 140th anniversary.

THE IRISH AT ANTIETAM

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 12:25am — No Comments

The Deadliest Day: The Irish Brigade at Bloody Lane, September 17, 1862

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor

(Left: Father Corby blesses the Brigade as it steps off, in "Sons of Erin" by artist Don Troiani.)

"He like a soldier fell."

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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