All Blog Posts Tagged 'Dick Dowling' (4)


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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

SRO Event Launches Irish Commemoration of America’s Civil War

Dublin, Ireland (First published 4/23/11) - April 12, 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederate shelling of Fort Sumter, and with it the onset of America’s long and bloody Civil War. Two days later, the first recorded fatality of the five-year conflict occurred, with the death of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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