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Corcoran's Irish Legion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nollaig 2016 May 31. 5 Replies

I am currently doing some comparable research on the above Irish Legion and Meagher’s Irish Brigade.Unfortunately I have been unable to find the OVERALL TOTAL muster for the 182nd or 175th New York…Continue

Veterans Graves

Started Feb 29 0 Replies

Hi Folks,Not sure if this is the correct place for this query. but does anyone know of any graves of American Civil War veterans, Blue or Gray, in Northern Ireland?Thanks in AdvanceLiamContinue

 

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The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.Illustration by Charles Marion Russell, Wikimedia CommonsCuster%27s%20Command.pdfSee More
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Liam McAlister posted a blog post

The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.Illustration by Charles Marion Russell, Wikimedia CommonsCuster%27s%20Command.pdfSee More
Jun 25
Liam McAlister replied to Tim Ellsworth's discussion Pat Cleburne Statues
"Thank you for saying this, we, as historians can only hope that sense will descend upon those who seek to eradicate history-although I won't hold my breath.!!"
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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: June 7 - June 13
"Roster of IRISH BORN; 6th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Compiled this in 2019, using James Gannon's excellent book "Irish Rebels Confederate Tigers" as my main source."
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Nollaig 2016 replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
May 31

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Nollaig 2016 replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
May 31
Liam McAlister replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
"Thank you for getting back to me; I have previously checked this and while there are some figures therein, the ones I am looking for are not, unfortunately. But, once again, sincere thanks."
May 31

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Nollaig 2016 replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
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Nollaig 2016 replied to Liam McAlister's discussion Corcoran's Irish Legion
May 31
Liam McAlister posted a discussion

Corcoran's Irish Legion

I am currently doing some comparable research on the above Irish Legion and Meagher’s Irish Brigade.Unfortunately I have been unable to find the OVERALL TOTAL muster for the 182nd or 175th New York Regiments. My search through the O.R; Dyer’s Compendium and the New York Military Museum and Veterans Research Centre have yielded nothing on the figures I require.These figures were available for the other regiments within Corcoran’s Legion. I would appreciate if you would be in a position to offer…See More
May 31
Liam McAlister's blog post was featured

Father Peter Cooney, CSC: Chaplain of 35th Indiana (1st Irish)

Reverend Peter Cooney, CSCBorn County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?Died: University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA: May 7, 1905Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received his initial education and on reaching manhood, he opted to attend the University of Notre Dame and after…See More
May 23
Liam McAlister liked Joe Gannon's blog post A Dog’s Tale: Pat and Mike Go to War
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A Confederate Chieftain 'Crosses Over The River'

On May 3rd 1863 , General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, having crossed the Rappahanock River, was readying to fight again.Earlier that morning, Lee ordered one of his two corps commanders, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, to get around and attack U.S. forces, under Gen. Joseph Hooker, from the rear. “Stonewall” immediately put his corps into rapid marching…See More
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The Irish Serving With Custer at Little Big Horn (June 1876)

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Downloadable below is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation to the Irish that served in June 1876 with George Armstrong Custer.

Illustration by Charles Marion Russell, Wikimedia Commons…

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A Confederate Chieftain 'Crosses Over The River'

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

On May 3rd 1863 , General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, having crossed the Rappahanock River, was readying to fight again.

Earlier that morning, Lee ordered one of his two corps commanders, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, to get around and…

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Father Peter Cooney, CSC: Chaplain of 35th Indiana (1st Irish)

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Reverend Peter Cooney, CSC

Born County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?

Died: University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA: May 7, 1905

Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received…

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Patrick Cleburne's Ireland

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

On the day following Christmas 1849, the barque “Bridgetown” finally docked in New Orleans and its 258 passengers disembarked. One of the cabin passengers was a 21 year old Irishman who was destined to become the recipient of great admiration, devotion and loyalty especially during the last four…

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