The Irish Brigade in the Civil War

The 69th New York and Other Irish Regiments of the Army of the Potomac by Joseph G. Bilby

Publisher: Da Capo

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Subjects:

  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil war,
  • Land forces & warfare,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • USA,
  • Europe - Ireland,
  • Military - General,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877),
  • History-Europe - Ireland,
  • History-Military - General,
  • United States - 19th Century
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8416549M
ISBN 100938289977
ISBN 109780938289975

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The Irish Brigade was the finest combat unit the Army of the Potomac possessed. Formed early in the American Civil War they would fight at 1st Manassas, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Petersburg and Appomattox/5(9).

The Union’s Irish Brigade, the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in to the Confederate surrender and Appomattox Court House in Author: Russ A.

Pritchard Jr. If you have more than a passing familiarity with the history of the Irish Brigade, this is an excellent book to give you a unique and fascinating perspective on their glory days during the Civil War.

It is also one of the better written memoirs, by enlisted man or general, you will by: 3. The Irish Brigade in the Civil War book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The unveiling of the Irish Brigade Memorial at An /5. The Paperback of the Irish Brigade In The Civil War: The 69th New York And Other Irish Regiments Of The Army Of The Potomac by Joseph G. Bilby at Barnes Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Brand: Hachette Books. One of the little-known tales of the Civil War involves the fighting outfit formed by Irish rebel Thomas Francis Meagher.

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Despite its Free shipping over $/5(1). Between and7, Irishmen, virtually all of them immigrants, enlisted in the Irish Brigade, and 4, of them were killed or wounded.

This /5(20). 40, Irish fought for the Confederate Army in the US Civil War A new book, The Irish at Gettysburg, says the real story of the Irish who fought with the Confederate Army. The Irish Brigade At the outbreak of the Civil War inthousands of Irish and Irish-American New Yorkers enlisted in the Union Army.

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Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The first full-length memoir published by an enlisted m /5. Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher, Commander of the Irish Brigade. Sadly, many of the battles in the Civil War pitted them against their fellow Irishmen who had immigrated to the South and were soldiers in the Confederate Army.

One of the stories in the book The History of. As we commemorate the th anniversary of the start of The Civil War, Matthew Brennan remembers the shining role of The Irish Brigade. Irish American actor Martin Sheen commented in an interview published in Irish America that he loves his Irish heritage in part because the Irish have never planted their flag on the soil of another nation.

During the American Civil War, several regiments of recently arrived Irish joined the Union army. The resulting brigade fought from Bull's Run to Appomattox Court House suffering tremendous losses. But men of Irish descent kept enlisting in the unit,keeping it alive and active/5.

The unveiling of the Irish Brigade Memorial at Antietam this year focuses attention on one of the most colorful units of the American Civil War.

Despite its distinguished record and key role in the war, no detailed history of the brigade has been written in up largely of New York Irishmen, the Brigade made a decisive contribution to the Union victory at Antietam, suffered.

In The Irish Brigade in the Civil War, Joseph G. Bilby quotes one such recruit was Thomas McManus, who wrote to his family in Ireland, “The bounty [of $] was very tempting and I enlisted the first day I came here.” By St. Patrick’s Day,the Irish Brigade numbered about men. When the Civil War broke out, he raised Company K, Irish Zouaves, for the 69th New York State Militia Regiment, which fought at First Bull Run under Colonel Michael Corcoran.

Subsequently Meagher raised the Irish Brigade and commanded it from February 3, to til later commanded a military district in cal party: Irish Confederation (Ireland), Democratic. A Full-Color History for Civil War Enthusiasts, History Buffs, and Anyone Interested in the Saga of the Irish in America.

The Union's Irish Brigade, the Civil War's most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in to the Confederate surrender and.

One of the little-known tales of the Civil War involves the fighting outfit formed by Irish rebel Thomas Francis Meagher. The Union's Irish Brigade built an unusual reputation for bravery and gallantry, having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House in /5(2).

A Full-Color History for Civil War Enthusiasts, History Buffs, and Anyone Interested in the Saga of the Irish in America.

The Union’s Irish Brigade, the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in to the Confederate surrender and.

The Irish Brigade is rightly regarded as one of the finest units to take the field during the American Civil War. However, just like all other Union formations, they had their ups and down in battle, and like other formations, they.

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Immigration due to the Irish Great Famine (–) had provided many thousands of men as potential recruits although issues of race, religion, pacifism and personal allegiance created some resistance to service.

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When the Civil War broke out, thousands of Irish-born men in both the North and the South volunteered for military service.

Someserved in the Union Army, and they dominated at least 20 regiments. The most famous belonged to Thomas F. Meagher’s Irish Brigade. When a Civil War substitute broker told business associates that "Men is cheep here to Day," he exposed an unsettling contradiction at the heart of the Union's war effort.

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Well researched, compellingly written, filled with fascinating illustrations, and with a story that holds the reader with a 'bulldog grip,' Thomas Craughwell has written a regimental history that deserves to be on every Civil War lover’s bookshelf /5(4).Company A was organized in by McGovern and a few others from a loosely knit band of Irish groups known as the Irish Brigade Association.

They met at Fort Schuyler, in the Bronx, where the original Irish Brigade was organized in and proposed a Civil War .