All Blog Posts Tagged 'Confederacy' (6)

'If It Had Only Been For Ireland': John C. Mitchel Dies in Carolina

John C. Mitchel arrived in the USA in 1853 with his father, also, John. The elder Mitchel went on to become a, fiercely, pro Southern newspaper editor while John C. enlisted in the Confederate States army on the outbreak of America's Civil War, after initially working as an engineer on the railroads.…

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Added by Liam McAlister on July 20, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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The Confederate Monument Issue: Is It Pride or Prejudice?

They have called us Rebels and Traitors,

But themselves have thrown off that name of late;

They were called it by the English Invaders,

At home—in the year of "Ninety-Eight ..."

-- from "Kelly’s Irish Brigade"

For…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Disquieting Kiss: Embracing the Blue, Gray and Green

The Irish green shall again be seen

     As our Irish fathers bore it,

A burning wind from the South behind,

     and the Yankee rout before it! 

              -- From the Civil War anthem 'Song for the Irish Brigade'

Since its…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

He stands in bronze and he stands on granite,

Facing the river where the fleet turned tail;

The stone lists the Davis Guards upon it,

Names that rhyme in the songs of the Gael.*

Around 3:30 on an afternoon of September 8th 1863, on…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.

Few realize that these two ethnic groups, African-Americans and Irish-Americans, who together make up one-quarter of…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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