All Blog Posts Tagged 'Revolutionary War' (9)


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John Paul Jones and His Irish Marines

As John Paul Jones, captain of the Bonhomme Richard, prepared to face two British ships off Flamborough Head on the coast of England on September 23, 1779, he had some very interesting allies on board his…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 2

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That summer of 1781, a French fleet under the…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 1

Just over 200 years ago this past January came a climactic moment in military history with numerous surprising Irish connections.  The battle fought by Andrew Jackson that saved New Orleans also brought closure to a…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 21 - July 27

Picture courtesy of Lt. Col. Ken Powers

The Prince of Wales Flag, the regimental color carried by the 69th New York State Militia at 1st Bull Run.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Resurrection of Edward Hand

Irish-born soldier served the late Mike Flannery, George Washington and his adopted nation well

By 'Brigadier'

Reproduced by Anna Frances

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Edward Hand,…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

2001: Brooklyn Holds a Bash for "The Maryland 400"

By Gerry Regan

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Thousands take to the streets Saturday to help commemorate the Maryland Regiment's heroic…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Matilda and Willam Tone in Brooklyn

By Gerry Regan

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With piper Chris Heinl in the fore, members of the Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee head off to honor Matilda and William Tone at Green-Wood…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

View From Battle Hill Is Green

Brooklyn Irish show the flag throughout battle's commemorations

By Gerry Regan

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Minerva, one hand upon the "Altar to Liberty," salutes "Lady Liberty" in New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

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