David Lawlor's Blog – September 2015 Archive (2)

Soldier Jennie Hodgers: Irish Woman Fought in America's Civil War

The life and times of Private Albert D.J. Cashier are one of those historic anomalies that make you scratch your head and wonder, ‘How the hell could that happen?’

Private Cashier served in the ranks of the 95th Illinois for three years – from their muster-in on September 4, 1862, until the regiment…

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Added by David Lawlor on September 24, 2015 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

Setting the Scene for 'High Crimes'

The past, present and future happily coexist on my workplace doorstep. I’d written about the past in four books, but it was the future that caught my eye one day in the form of a crane, standing stark against a grey Dublin sky.

I work in a newspaper in the city centre, on Talbot Street. During my lunch break, I would leave the office and walk past the…

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Added by David Lawlor on September 7, 2015 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

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