Company C, 38th Illinois Infantry- An Irish Labouring Gang at War? – Irish in...

One of the notable outcomes of our ongoing Andersonville Irish Project is the identification of concentrations of Irish servicemen in non-ethnic regiments, including largely Irish companies. A lot more work is needed on such...

A Walk Among Storied Tombstones-Marietta National Cemetery – Irish in the American Civil War

The latest StoryMap from my recent Civil War related trip to Georgia and Tennessee is now live. This one is the latest installment of the “Storied Tombstones” series, which explores Irish graves in National...

The Irish in Andersonville- The Deadliest Place in America – Irish in the American...

Recently I joined Fin of the Irish History Podcast to discuss the Andersonville Irish Project and the memorial plaque to the Irish unveiled at Andersonville National Historic Site. The episode is now available...

In the Footsteps of Chicago’s Irish Legion, Chattanooga, 1863 – Irish in the American...

I have recently returned from Georgia and Tennessee where I was on the trail of Irish in the American Civil War. A lot of my posts over the next period will relate to that...

The First 850- Service – Irish in the American Civil War

Earlier this week, to mark the major upcoming Irish event at Andersonville National Historic Site we shared the first of our new project infographics, which explored the demographics of the first 850 men we...

The First 850- Demographics – Irish in the American Civil War

Last week we brought you the big news of the upcoming 19th October event at the Andersonville National Historic Site, when a plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the Irish American dead of Andersonville...

Denis F. Burke, Hiding in Plain Sight? – Irish in the American Civil War

I was recently revisiting Damian Shiels’ article about the amazing stereoview of Thomas Francis Meagher and his Irish Zouaves of Company K, 69th New York State Militia, when I thought I recognized a familiar...

Plaque Unveiling to the Andersonville Irish – Irish in the American Civil War

I am delighted to be able to share the fantastic news with readers that on Thursday 19th October next a memorial plaque will be unveiled at Andersonville National Historic Site to the memory of...

“The Brave Boy-Lieutenant” – Irish in the American Civil War

As regular readers will know, Brendan is our resident “photo-sleuth” (among other things!) and regularly makes some fantastic discoveries relating to previously unknown or little-known Irish-related images from the Civil War (and indeed we...

Campfire Chats- The 69th NYSM and the Battle of Bull Run with Harry Smeltzer,...

The final part of our three-part chat with Harry of Bull Runnings fame on the 69th New York State Militia and the First Battle of Bull Run is now available. If you missed our...

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Rare Images of an Irish American Family at War – Irish in the American...

As rare as it is to find identified images of Irish immigrant soldiers of the American Civil in the field, it is rarer still...

The Irish Brigade and Irish at Antietam – Irish in the American Civil War

In advance of St. Patrick’s Day I joined John Banks and Tom McMillan of the Antietam and Beyond Podcast to chat about the Irish...

A Limerick Emigrant Dies from Cholera, 1867 – Irish in the American Civil War

A previous StoryMap post on the site explored the devastating toll the 1866-67 Cholera epidemic took on immigrant and African American families connected with...

Seeking Information on Leitrim Civil War Servicemen – Irish in the American Civil War

As regular readers will be aware we are pretty fond of a map here on Irish in the American Civil War. One of our...

Dedication of the Irish Memorial at Andersonville National Historic Site – Irish in the...

The recent dedication of the memorial at Andersonville was a historic event. As well as remembering the impact of the prison on Irish emigrants...

Company C, 38th Illinois Infantry- An Irish Labouring Gang at War? – Irish in...

One of the notable outcomes of our ongoing Andersonville Irish Project is the identification of concentrations of Irish servicemen in non-ethnic regiments, including largely...

A Walk Among Storied Tombstones-Marietta National Cemetery – Irish in the American Civil War

The latest StoryMap from my recent Civil War related trip to Georgia and Tennessee is now live. This one is the latest installment of...

The Irish in Andersonville- The Deadliest Place in America – Irish in the American...

Recently I joined Fin of the Irish History Podcast to discuss the Andersonville Irish Project and the memorial plaque to the Irish unveiled...

In the Footsteps of Chicago’s Irish Legion, Chattanooga, 1863 – Irish in the American...

I have recently returned from Georgia and Tennessee where I was on the trail of Irish in the American Civil War. A lot of...