Erin Go Bragh

Human Interest Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War

Gerard E. Mayers, Scott L. Mingus

Tens of thousands of Irish-Americans fought in the Civil War, with "Sons of Erin" playing a vital role in both Union and Confederate armies. This unique anthology contains over 150 of their most memorable personal stories of courage, boldness, and humor.
Publication date:
October 2018
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
22
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780999304907

Dimensions : 254 X 179 mm
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£13.99

Overview
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Tens of thousands of Irish-Americans fought in the Civil War, with "Sons of Erin" playing a vital role in both Union and Confederate armies. Award-winning author Scott L. Mingus, Sr., has teamed with living historian Gerard E. Mayers to present more than 150 of their most memorable personal stories. In this unique collection, readers will find tales of courage, boldness, and humor. Many have rarely been seen in print since their original publication more than a century ago. Stories have been adapted for the modern reader, with original sources cited. The anthology also includes brief biographies of leading Irish soldiers and personalities such as Patrick Cleburne, Father William Corby, James Shields, Michael Corcoran, and the incomparable Thomas Francis Meagher of the famed Irish Brigade and its battle cry, "Ireland Forever."