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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 the…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 8 - September 14

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Lord Charles Cornwallis had already lost one colony, and his reputation wouldn't survive the loss of another.

LUAIN -- On September 8, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No 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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