Irish women in the army from the Civil War to today. ℘℘℘ On May 18, 1863, Private Albert D. J. Cashier was among the many Union soldiers under General Ulysses S. Grant who took part in the infamous siege of Vicksburg. The Union army shelled the city relentlessly for weeks, and during the course ofRead more..
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“When anything absurd, forlorn, or desperate was to be attempted, the Irish Brigade was called upon.” – George Alfred Townsend ℘℘℘ No brigade in the Civil War was more distinguished by its ethnic character than the colorful, hard-fighting Irish Brigade. Repeatedly hurled into the hottest part of the fighting, these units, consisting mainly of IrishRead more..