Tag Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

“I Want To See How Irishmen Fight”: The Irish Brigade at Fair Oaks

The Irish Brigade of the Union’s Army of the Potomac is probably most associated with Antietam and Fredericksburg when their battle experiences come to mind. However, their first major combat experience took place during the Peninsula Campaign at the battle … Continue reading

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John Kelly & The St. Patrick’s Day Surprise

I believe civilian stories could still be “locked in the land” around Kelly’s Ford and perhaps historical resources and ruins around the area hold clues to help us understand the multiple military operations in that area. Over the last few … Continue reading

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