The First 1000 Infographic- 1. Demographics – Irish in the American Civil War

The Andersonville Irish Project recently went past 1000 identified Irish American victims of the Confederate prison camp. In the first of two infographics, we take a look at some of the demographic information we...

Grave 5212. Edward Carter. “My Hand Trembles with Joy”- The Last Letters of a...

The Andersonville Irish Project continues apace; we have now identified almost 1,050 Irish Americans who perished at the prison. One of the men identified in recent days is Leitrim native Edward Carter, who was...

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 to discover examples that include their families. The National Archives’...

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 Brigade and other Irish at Antietam, and Irish participation in...

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 the Regular army (you can read that here). In this...

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 previous initiatives was the Mapping Donegal Veterans project, which plotted...

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 and their families, it was the first time that an...

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...

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Andersonville Irish Project Research Funding – Irish in the American Civil War

I am delighted to announce that the Andersonville Irish Project has secured some important new research funding thanks to the Consulate General of Ireland...

The Story of a Young Donegal American’s Death in Normandy, and the Image that...

Although this site is dedicated to the Irish and Irish emigration in the period of the American Civil War, I wanted to take a...

The First 1000 Infographic- 2. Service – Irish in the American Civil War

We are pleased to release the second infographic to mark the Andersonville Irish Project passing 1000 identified men. You can view the first infographic,...

Join us on 22 September to Explore the Irish Experience at Manassas – Irish...

If you haven’t read John Hennessy’s superb Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle for Second Manassas, you definitely should (and while you’re...

How “American” were the 29th Massachusetts Infantry? – Irish in the American Civil War

Our new IACW Campfire Chat video is now available on our YouTube Channel. We are hoping to do quite a few more in the...

The First 1000 Infographic- 1. Demographics – Irish in the American Civil War

The Andersonville Irish Project recently went past 1000 identified Irish American victims of the Confederate prison camp. In the first of two infographics, we...

Grave 5212. Edward Carter. “My Hand Trembles with Joy”- The Last Letters of a...

The Andersonville Irish Project continues apace; we have now identified almost 1,050 Irish Americans who perished at the prison. One of the men identified...

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...