The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'War' (92)

AOH Historian: Irish vs. Black Narrative in Draft Riots a Fiction

To our readers and fellow members of community:

We are as a community startled, enraged and greatly saddened by the death May 25 of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer. As we reexamine race…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 4, 2020 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two roads that course through the village stands a handsome…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

For Malachy McAllister, 54 Years Under the Gun published the following interview with beleaguered and much-respected Irish immigrant Malachy McAllister in 2006, and we are astounded at how relevant -- and urgent -- the concerns the Irish-American community expressed about his plight then remain today. The account we reprise here dramatically underscores how precarious Malachy's hold on the American dream has remained for the past…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 146 years ago today, 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 20,000 fallen warriors buried there, with the help of remarks by General and future President James…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Irish in Colonial Era New Orleans

By Dr. Laura Kelley

Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the cities that first come to mind as centers of Irish population and…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 16, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No 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," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…


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

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 22 - December 28

Linen Hall Library

A 17th century portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

MÁIRT -- On December 24, 1601,…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Remembering Those Lost at Washington Navy Yard

Our thoughts go out to the Navy families and personnel who have lost loved ones at the Washington Navy Yard today. The Irish have long had a rich heritage with the Navy. The situation is still unfolding, but if you are close to or interested in the Navy, below are some articles we have researched and curated over the years, while you await more details. …


Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry



Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Irish Custer Writer Discovers 7th Cavalry Ancestor!

The Curragh, County Kildare - It’s who you are. Your blood, your genes and, some would say, your personality, can be influenced by your ancestors, the family members that came before you. It should be essential knowledge for anyone to have and yet there is hesitancy by many to undertake what seems an onerous…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — No 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 harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…


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

Irish History Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event

The (New) Wild Geese Debuts Sat., Mar. 9…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Recalling the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry 'Corcoran's Irish Legion' 1862-1865

By Kevin O'Beirne

Michael Corcoran was the commander of the 69th New York State Militia regiment, which fought at the battle of 1st Bull Run in July of 1861. Corcoran was captured by the rebels at that battle and was held prisoner for 13 months, until his exchange in August '62. One hundred and thirty-five years ago this November he formed an…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Irish Brigades'S Fifth Regiment



By David Kincaid

In the spring of 1862, a call was made by the Federal government for more troops. The Civil War had been in progress for more than a year, and the 116th Pennsylvania, recruited principally from Philadelphia, was one of the regiments then authorized. Tipperary-born Dennis Heenan, …


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

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