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Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War (Irish in the World)

Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War (Irish in the World) [Kindle Edition]

Damian Shiels
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This is the story of the forgotten role of the 200,000 Irish men and women who were involved in various ways in the US Civil War. This book is based on several years of research by the author, a professional historian, who has put together a series of the best of his collected stories for this collection. The book is broken into four sections, 'beginnings', 'realities', 'the wider war' and 'aftermath'. Within each section there are six true stories of gallantry, sacrifice and bravery, from the flag bearer who saved his regimental colours at the cost of his arms, to the story of Jennie Hodgers, who pretended to be a man and served throughout the war in the 95th Illinois.

About the Author

Damien Shiels is a professional archaeologist who specialises in 'conflict archaeology'. He has been on the curatorial staff at the National Museum of Ireland where he worked with the military collections and in the preparation of the Soldiers and Chiefs military history exhibition. He runs a website dedicated to the Irish in the US Civil War, together with a popular blog on the subject.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3342 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ireland (31 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00APDW208
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,014 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 30 Nov 2013
By Rose 1
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Found this book very interesting, and well written, would certainly say the history it covered was fascinating. If anyone is interested in this subject they will not be disappointed I certainly would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Erin go Bragh in America. 20 April 2013
By Frances S. Heales - Published on
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This gives a detailed account of the involvement of Irish men and women in the Civil War. Their invovlement went much further than The Irish Brigade. It has been under reported, probably because the soldiers served in many different forces, so you have to follow muster rolls and similar detailed service records to find them. The author relates the fierce involvement of the Irish troops to their previous expereinces in Ireland, fighting discrimination in their homeland
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 30 Mar 2014
By Barbara Scanlon - Published on
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Love "The Irish in American Civil War" - great topic and well done! If you are Irish or interested in the American Civil War you will want to purchase this book!
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