All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fredericksburg' (9)

Review: 'The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World'

The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World

By Thomas Keneally (of "Schindler’s List" fame)

Reviewed by John Edward (Ed) Murphy

Overall a good book and a very scholarly work. Great Shame…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword,"…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Color Sergeant Michael Brady: The Luckiest Irishman in America's Civil War

If you have seen seen the movie "Gettysburg," you might notice that during the climatic Pickett's Charge, behind the Union line at the Bloody Angle are two flags, the Regimental stars and stripes, and the state flag--green with a gold trim. This green flag was the only Pennsylvania flag not…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No 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.…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Remembering the Irish Who Fell at Fredericksburg

Remembering the Irish Who Fell at Fredericksburg

Fontenoy and Fredericksburg! Inscribe them side by side;

Sarsfield, Dillon, Meagher, all men of the Brigade –

Who for every friendship given to their land beneath high heaven

In the coinage of their heart's…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part Two: 'Give It to Them Now, Boys!'

Library of Congress

Telegraph Road on Marye's Heights, the position of Cobb's Brigade on December 13, 1862.

In 1862, the second year of America's Civil War,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg: Part 3: 'I Am Wounded All Over'

Historical Art Prints

The 28th Massachusetts during the attack on Marye's Heights, as painted by artist Don…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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