New PDF release: Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter

By Lawrence Kohl, Margaret Cosse Richard

ISBN-10: 0823211649

ISBN-13: 9780823211647

"Very seldom does one come upon so inspiring a quantity. . . . It belongs in each Irish-American library. . . . a person with an curiosity within the Civil warfare and/or the historical past of the Irish in the USA should still personal a replica of this very wonderful work." -Irish version

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17 But Welsh contemplated more direct attacks on England too. " He considered the American Civil War as "a school of instruction for Irishmen" for such an opportunity. " There were others in the brigade with similar thoughts, General Meagher among them. And not all of them were members of the Fenian brotherhood, that secret revolutionary society organized in Ireland and the United States to achieve Irish independence from England by force. Meagher himself did not join the Fenians until after he had resigned his commission and left the brigade.

86 by the United States Treasury Page xviii Department as back pay owed to her husband from February to May 28, 1864. This included $110 still due the soldier from the bounty he merited for re-enlisting. Once the most urgent business matters were settled, she took the first of what would become many trips home to her family in Athy, County Kildare. 19 Her sister Sarah, the next oldest of the seven children of Michael and Mary O'Toole Prendergast, was married in Athy July 6, 1865 to Michael Joseph Hoey of Bagenalstown.

After a daring escape from the prison colony in Tasmania, Meagher sailed to New York where he became an instant celebrity. Taking out citizenship papers, he lectured, edited the Irish News, practiced law, and married Elizabeth Townsend, daughter of a wealthy New York merchant. When the war broke out he was one of the acknowledged leaders of the American Irish community. 14 He had also been known as a man with southern sympathies. But when Fort Sumter was fired upon, he hurried to raise a company of Irish Zouaves to fight with the 69th New York State Militia led by Michael Corcoran.

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Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter Welsh, Color Sergeant, 28th Massachusetts by Lawrence Kohl, Margaret Cosse Richard

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