All Blog Posts Tagged 'States' (46)

Scrappy Phil Sheridan - The U.S. Army's Little Big Man

By Joseph E. Gannon

Phil Sheridan was born on March 6, 1831 in Albany, the…

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Hundreds Gather on Battlefield to Mourn Historian's Death

Photo by Kevin J. Kennedy, 1994

Brian C. Pohanka

By Gerry Regan, Producer / TheWildGeese.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Laughter and sorrow commingled over the sun-drenched…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 2 OF 2: 'THIS RETREAT MUST BE STOPPED'

Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Sheridan portrayed inspiring his troops in "Sheridan's Ride" by Thure de Thulstrup.…
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How St. Patrick's Day Was Celebrated by The Irish Brigade in the Year 1863

Green Flag Productions

This limited edition art print by Bradley Schmehl, part of the artist's Irish Brigade series, depicts Lt. O'Connor on QM…
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For Erin and America - James McKay Rorty

AN IRISH HERO OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

We dug him a grave near his own shining cannon,

And laid him therein with his sword by his side,

Far away from his home by the fair flowing Shannon,

In the strength of his years and the flush of his pride ...

-- From "Captain O'Hay" a poem dedicated to

James McKay Rorty by Michael Scanlan, June, 1887

One of the many…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 1 OF 2: A RUDE AWAKENING

United States Army Military History Institute

A confident looking Phil Sheridan, taken in late 1863.

By Joseph E. Gannon…

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Honoring Those Who Saved Washington's Army

'BE REVOLUTIONARY': THE SPIRITS OF '76 AND '98

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 3 of 3: Riding With Custer Into Eternity

By Brian C. Pohanka

The veil which conceals the future seems to be removed, and a glance, short and fleeting as the lightning flash, is permitted us into the gloomy valley before us.

       -- From Charles Lever's 'Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon' (Dublin,…

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'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 2 of 3: Conquering The South and The Plains

By Brian C. Pohanka

All the bright aspirations of a soldier's glory, all my enthusiasm for the pomp and circumstance of glorious war, fell coldly upon my heart; and I looked upon the chivalry of a soldier's life as the empty pageantry of a dream.

-- From Charles Lever's 'Charles…

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Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List

By John J. Concannon

By a stroke of good fortune, I became involved in an Irish/Irish American book writing project that is dear to my heart.

(Left: "Brothers of Ireland" by Don Troiani depicts the 69th New York and 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiments in battle at Gaines Mill,…

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The First Republican President in Ireland, Part 1: Ulysses S. Grant Tests the Emerald Waters



Candace Scott, Ulysses S. Grant Homepage

Ulysses Grant, taken in 1879

Ulysses S. Grant spent five days in Ireland, the 21st country in a world tour he launched after his…

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The Irish at Gettysburg

By Kevin O'Beirne, Kevin P. Gorman, and Joseph E. Gannon

(Right: Historical Art Prints - The 69 PA withstands Pickett's onslaught in "Rock of Erin" by…

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A Monument for Haslet's Delaware Regiment

Its 500 men 'stood against the cream of the British army'

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Left to right, Russ McCabe, Brig. Gen. Donn Devine (ret.), and two unidentified U.S. Merchant Marine…

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U.S. Grant's Ancestral Homestead in Tyrone



Tourism Office, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council

The hearth of the Simpson family home.

The relationship between Ulster and the United States of America originated in days of…

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The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade: Still going strong at 245

The New York St. Patrick's Day Parade:

Still going strong at 245

By Joseph E. Gannon, Managing Editor, The Wild Geese Today

"Monday last being the Day of St. Patrick, tutelary Saint of Ireland, was ushered in at dawn, with fifes and drums, which produced a very agreeable harmony before the doors of many gentlemen of that nation and others." --- A report on the 1766 New York St. Patrick's Day procession…
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'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg

In 1862, the second year of America's Civil War, Meagher's Irish Brigade made two of the most gallant charges in American history, crashing bloodily against a Confederate strongpoint at Antietam's "Bloody Lane" and, 87 days later, attacking Confederates, many Irish, behind Fredericksburg's "Stone Wall." WGT is proud to present the story of the Irish at…

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'Remember, They're With Us'

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REMEMBERING 9-11:

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An Irishman In The 8th Ohio Volunteers

Editor's Note: The 8th Ohio Vol. Infantry was mustered into service as a 90 day regiment in 1861. Company B of the 8th was an Irish company known as the Hibernian Guards. At the end of their 90 days service in June of '61, the 8th mustered in as a 3 year regiment. They saw their first action in West Virginia in Sept. They were transferred to Shenandoah Valley where they fought during Jackson's Valley Campaign in the spring of '62 and then were transferred to McCellan's Army of the Potomac on…

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New York Dedicates Its Famine Memorial

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Are Remains in Famed Warship Irish? US Navy Seeks Sailors' Descendants

Are Remains in Famed Warship Irish?

US Navy Seeks Sailors' Descendants

By Doug Chandler / TheWildGeese.com

Naval Historical Center

Crewmembers cooking on deck of the USS Monitor, on the James…
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