The Greatest Brigade: The History of the Civil War's Most Important and Complicated Unit, The Irish Brigade, 69th Infantry Paperback – 25 Jul 2011
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"The Irish Brigade played an important role in many key clashes of the Civil War, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Petersburg. Craughwell (Stealing Lincoln s Body) recounts both the larger picture of each engagement and its significance to the war as a whole and the particular role played by the Irish Brigade. He also intersperses personal stories that reflect the challenges faced by Irish Catholics in their new country, which was in many ways xenophobic and anti-Catholic. VERDICT: This engrossing book will appeal both to Civil War buffs and to those interested in the Irish American experience." -Library Journal"
About the Author
Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of more than a dozen books, including Failures of the Presidents, Stealing Lincoln's Body, and The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History. He has written articles on history, religion, politics, and popular culture for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Bethel, CT