All Blog Posts Tagged 'Savannah' (4)

The Irish of Savannah

The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis.  By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek Indians, a tract of land was transferred which was roughly…

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Added by Dee Notaro on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Part 2: Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

Part 2: Andersonville

By Ed Churchill

A turn of the century postcard view of Fort Monroe, where Whelan and his comrades were exchanged.

On June 20 Olmstead and his officers…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

Part 1 of 2: Serving Dixie

By Ed Churchill

Father Peter Whelan


Wexford native Peter Whelan saw some of the…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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