The Irish in the American Civil War (Paperback)
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DescriptionJust under 200,000 Irishmen took part in the American Civil War, making it one of the most significant conflicts in Irish history. Hundreds of thousands more were affected away from the battlefield, both in the US and in Ireland itself. The Irish contribution, however, is often only viewed through the lens of famous units such as the Irish Brigade, but the real story is much more complex and fascinating. From the Tipperary man who was the first man to die in the war, to the Corkman who was the last General mortally wounded in action; from the flag bearer who saved his regimental colours at the cost of his arms, to the Roscommon man who led the hunt for Abraham Lincoln's assassin, what emerges in this book is a catalogue of gallantry, sacrifice and bravery.
- Published: 01 May 2014
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781845887681 ISBN 10: 1845887689
- Sales rank: 207,541
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Reviews for The Irish in the American Civil War
Well done & most intriguing
Mr. Shiels has done an excellent job in potraying the history of the Irish in the military service during the Civil War for both the Union and the Confederacy. He has presented a broad overview but has supported that by minutiae and vignettes of the individuals fighting in this war. Most of all he has given great bits of information and insight that then raises questions for further research and learning. by Joe Maghe