As it turns out, January 7, 2021, was one of our single best days on the blog. We’re counting down the ten most-read posts written in 2021, and we are now cracking the Top Five—and, as it happens, the fifth-most-read post comes on the same day as our sixth-most-read-post.
On January 7, 2021, Ryan Quint tackled one of the most enduring–but most balderdashic–myths of the battle of Fredericksburg. In the movie Gods and Jacksons…er, we mean, Gods and Generals…Confederate Irishmen lament the assault of Federal Irishmen directly in their front. But, as Ryan pointed out in his post “Civil War Myth Busting: The Fictional Confederate Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg,” that never actually happened.