God Save the Union? U.S. Civil War Pensions for Her Majesty’s Subjects, 1883

One of the military history groups I belong to on LinkedIn posted this link this week, showing details about British/United Kingdom deaths in the Civil War and widows who were receiving U.S. pensions in 1883. There were far more of both than most people might realize, and is further highlight to the international dimensions of the Civil War.

The link is here for you to explore: https://irishamericancivilwar.com/2017/04/29/mapping-britains-american-civil-war-widows-dependent-parents-an-online-resource/

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3 Responses to God Save the Union? U.S. Civil War Pensions for Her Majesty’s Subjects, 1883

  1. Meg Groeling says:

    Damian Sheils is a bean counter/historian of amazing ability. He can take a tiny pile of dusty records and extrapolate stories of such humanity, he can make a graph reveal its hidden heartsong, and his voice ought to be heard and read by everyone who had an ancestor in the war. Irish or not, your third G served with these men, or had their clothes washed by their families. Read his blog!

    • Meg Groeling says:

      Mr. Shiels–my description of you as a bean counter was a compliment–I teach math. I also enjoy your blog, and have been brought to tears several times. Where most see a pile of indecipherable stats, you see people. Thanks so much.

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