The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for

New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History of Service in the Civil War's Irish Brigade and the Great War's Rainbow Division

This work shows that, formed in 1851 by Irish immigrants, the regiment s flagstaff boasts 23 streamers for each campaign and 62 battle rings for each battle , than any other regiment in the US Army.

Thomas Francis Meagher and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War

When President Abraham Lincoln issued his call to arms in 1861, the63rd, 69th and 88th New York Volunteers were among the first to stepforward to defend the Union Comprised primarily of first and secondgeneration Irish immigrants, these three regiments were later joined bythe 28th Massachusetts and

My Life In The Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs Of Private William Mccarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry

The first full length memoir published by an enlisted man in the Irish Brigade, from the Seven Day s Battles to the charge up Marye s Heights at Fredericksburg a no holds barred firsthand account.

Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front Research on the impact of the Civil War on

The Harp and the Eagle: Irish Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865

On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America s largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians military, church, and diplomatic records and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly

The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy This perplexing question is at the heart of David T Gleeson s sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America Taking a broad view of the subject, Gleeson

The Greatest Brigade: How the Irish Brigade Cleared the Way to Victory in the American Civil War

The Greatest Brigade is an exciting journey through the major battles of the Civil War alongside the members of the famed Irish Brigade Well researched, compellingly written, filled with fascinating illustrations, and with a story that holds the reader with a bulldog grip, Thomas Craughwell has