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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"…

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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'…

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

Irish Confederate at Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, here are two different recordings of my song Prayer From Little Round Top, a song inspired by the story of a young irish immigrant who died there.

The Confederate soldier in this song left Connemara Ireland with his family when he was a boy.…

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Added by Jed Marum on July 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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