The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Civil' (56)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry

The…

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Recalling the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry 'Corcoran's Irish Legion' 1862-1865

By Kevin O'Beirne

Michael Corcoran was the commander of the 69th New York State Militia regiment, which fought at the battle of 1st Bull Run in July of 1861. Corcoran was captured by the rebels at that battle and was held prisoner for 13 months, until his exchange in August '62. One hundred and thirty-five years ago this November he formed an…

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The Irish Brigades'S Fifth Regiment

THE IRISH BRIGADE'S FIFTH REGIMENT:

THE 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

By David Kincaid

In the spring of 1862, a call was made by the Federal government for more troops. The Civil War had been in progress for more than a year, and the 116th Pennsylvania, recruited principally from Philadelphia, was one of the regiments then authorized. Tipperary-born Dennis Heenan, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero

  By Joseph Gannon

 The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,

in the ranks of death you will find him.

His father's sword he hath girded on,

and his wild harp slung behind him.

It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit, determination, and pure courage of the Irish in America in the 19th…

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Scrappy Phil Sheridan - The U.S. Army's Little Big Man

By Joseph E. Gannon

Phil Sheridan was born on March 6, 1831 in Albany, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Hundreds Gather on Battlefield to Mourn Historian's Death

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy, 1994

Brian C. Pohanka

By Gerry Regan, Producer / TheWildGeese.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Laughter and sorrow commingled over the sun-drenched…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 2 OF 2: 'THIS RETREAT MUST BE STOPPED'

Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Sheridan portrayed inspiring his troops in "Sheridan's Ride" by Thure de Thulstrup.…
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How St. Patrick's Day Was Celebrated by The Irish Brigade in the Year 1863

Green Flag Productions

This limited edition art print by Bradley Schmehl, part of the artist's Irish Brigade series, depicts Lt. O'Connor on QM…
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For Erin and America - James McKay Rorty

AN IRISH HERO OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

We dug him a grave near his own shining cannon,

And laid him therein with his sword by his side,

Far away from his home by the fair flowing Shannon,

In the strength of his years and the flush of his pride ...

-- From "Captain O'Hay" a poem dedicated to

James McKay Rorty by Michael Scanlan, June, 1887

One of the many…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 1 OF 2: A RUDE AWAKENING

United States Army Military History Institute

A confident looking Phil Sheridan, taken in late 1863.

By Joseph E. Gannon…

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Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List

By John J. Concannon

By a stroke of good fortune, I became involved in an Irish/Irish American book writing project that is dear to my heart.

(Left: "Brothers of Ireland" by Don Troiani depicts the 69th New York and 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiments in battle at Gaines Mill,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

The Irish at Gettysburg

By Kevin O'Beirne, Kevin P. Gorman, and Joseph E. Gannon

(Right: Historical Art Prints - The 69 PA withstands Pickett's onslaught in "Rock of Erin" by…

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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg

Library of Congress

Fredericksburg from across the Rappahannock in 1863.

In 1862, the second year of America's Civil War, Meagher's Irish Brigade made two of the most gallant charges in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Irishman In The 8th Ohio Volunteers

Editor's Note: The 8th Ohio Vol. Infantry was mustered into service as a 90 day regiment in 1861. Company B of the 8th was an Irish company known as the Hibernian Guards. At the end of their 90 days service in June of '61, the 8th mustered in as a 3 year regiment. They saw their first action in West Virginia in Sept. They were transferred to Shenandoah Valley where they fought during Jackson's Valley Campaign in the spring of '62 and then were transferred to McCellan's Army of the Potomac on…

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Private Willie Mitchel: An Irish Confederate Boy

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Many who have read Irish history are familiar with the name of John Mitchel (left), Irish revolutionary, Young Irelander, and publisher of The United Irishman, who was born 182 years ago, on Nov. 3, 1815; however, many are unaware of Mitchel's life in America. During the American Civil War, Mitchel supported the Confederacy. Three of his sons served in the…

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