Tag Archives: Irish immigrant

ECW YouTube: Interview with Dr. Damian Shiels of Irish American Civil War Blog

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. … Continue reading

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“Because of My Love for My Whole Adopted Country”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A couple of weekends ago, I made a drive to Antietam National Battlefield, and in an effort to support the battlefield and local economy, I felt it was fitting and proper to add to my library. … Continue reading

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Green Flags: “There was a certain magic in the light of this old symbol”

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and for years I’ve had a historical love for the green flags carried by Irish American soldiers of Civil War. I think it started when I was about nine and discovered my first book of … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Brig. Gen. James L. Kiernan

Major James Lawlor Kiernan’s swift rise from major to brigadier general in August 1863 was just as remarkable as when Elon J. Farnsworth, George A. Custer, and Wesley Merritt were famously promoted from captains to brigadier generals on the eve … Continue reading

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