All Blog Posts Tagged 'Battle' (3)

The Battle of Cúl Dreimhne (Battle of the Book)

This week we remember an Irishman whose efforts and foresight changed the world forever. Colmcille also known as Saint Columba died on June 9, 597 in the monastery he founded on the Island of Iona, where he had lived in exile for many years. He is known among other things, as the Patron Saint of the city of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 11, 2020 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

'Come On Back, Boys! Give 'Em Hell, God Damn 'Em! We'll Make Coffee Out Of Cedar Creek Tonight!'

In a sense (of history), I have a personal recollection of General Phil Sheridan and his arrival at the battlefield at Cedar Creek  on October 19, 1864 when he rallied a beaten Union Army and launched…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Dennis O’Kane and the Philadelphia Brigade of the Pennsylvania 69th

Excerpts from James Francis Smith’s The Civil War’s Valiant Irish

The Begining

The Derry native nodded to his brigadier commander, Joshua Owen. Not expecting nor receiving a return greeting, he didn’t bother to salute. O’Kane crossed to the most distant campfire, where Duffy and Devereux joined him. His first question was a repeat of one he asked every night.

“Is that bastid Welshman drunk or sober?”

Tonight, Duffy responded. “He’s well on his way, but not there…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 30, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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