The Wild Geese's Blog – January 2013 Archive (190)

Niece's Biography Brings Pathos To 'Patrick Moran Story'

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A Review By Kieron C. Punch

On Sunday,…

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The Irish Brigades'S Fifth Regiment

THE IRISH BRIGADE'S FIFTH REGIMENT:

THE 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

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, …

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Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 3: The Road to 'Fiddler's Green'

The Seventh on the march in "The Valley of the Shadow" Michael Schreck

By Robert Doyle

In 1876, as the…

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Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 5: For Custer's Irishmen, 'An Seastán Deiridh'

"With Their Boots On: Battle of Little Big Horn" by Michael Schreck.

By Robert Doyle

By this stage, General Custer…

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Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 4: 'Big Village. Be Quick. Bring Packs'

Giovanni Martini prepares to depart with Custer's last message to Benteen in "PS, Bring Pacs" by Michael Schreck

By Robert Doyle…

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Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 2: For 'Garryowen' and Glory

(Above: "The Silenced War Whoop" by Charles Schreyvogel)

By Robert Doyle

As the men of the 7th Cavalry rode toward their destiny in June 1876 and into the pages of history, the regiment's muster rolls listed Irishmen from 30 of…

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Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

(Above: F. Otto Becker's colorful 1896 lithograph of "Custer's Last Fight.")

Part 1: The 'Greening' of the 7th Cavalry

By Robert Doyle…

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The Anglo-Irish Treaty: Seed of 'The Troubles'

By Joseph Gannon

My country men awake! arise! our work begins anew!

Your mingled voices rend the skies, your hearts are firm and true,

You've bravely marched and nobly met, our little green isle through;

But, oh! my friends, there's something yet for Irishmen to…

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Saluting Ireland's Tommies

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Tom Sweeny: He Wasn't Called "Fighting Tom" For Nothing



The dust of some is Irish earth;

Among their own the rest;

and the same land that gave them birth

Has caught them to her…

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Bloody Sunday films: Both 'agonizingly faithful'

'BLOODY SUNDAY -- THE MOVIE"
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McCourt: Cheers for Book, Boos for Parade

MORE ON ST. PAT'S DAY & THE NYC PARADE:

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Buckey O'Neill: Sheriff, Mayor, Rough Rider, American Hero

  By Joseph Gannon

 The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,

in the ranks of death you will find him.

His father's sword he hath girded on,

and his wild harp slung behind him.

It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit, determination, and pure courage of the Irish in America in the 19th…

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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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Review: 'Shalom Ireland' A Lively Look at Ireland's Jews

Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant Jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise. The film, showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical…

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Director Fetes Two Cultures in 'Shalom Ireland'

CBS News Archives

Wearing the official chain of office, Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, visits New York City as seen in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary about Ireland’s remarkable, yet…
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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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