During her trip to Andersonville National Historic Site in November of 2021, Sheritta Bitikofer had the opportunity to meet a very special guest speaker, Dr. Damien Shiels, when he visited to give a presentation about his Irish at Andersonville project. In an interview conducted half at the Andersonville site and half on Zoom (gotta love those technical difficulties!), Dr. Shiels and Sheritta discuss not only the role of the Irish during the Civil War, but his research into the Irish Union prisoners who died at Andersonville. Check out the interview on our YouTube channel!
For those who want to learn more about the Irish in the American Civil War or want to check out Dr. Shiel’s progress on the Irish at ANdersonville project, check out his blog: https://irishamericancivilwar.com