Monday, 26 January 2015

THE IRISH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR



For those with an interest in the Irish involvement in the American Civil War, Cork's Damian Shiels of Rubicon Heritage recently delivered a wonderful address to the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Signature Event in America, marking the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Franklin. In the Keynote Damian discussed the life, legacy and death of Patrick Cleburne, along with the stories of a number of other Irishmen who were involved in the engagement. Patrick Cleburne was born in Ovens, County Cork and became a very prominent figure of the Confederate Army and even a town in Texas has been named after him. The address was recorded by American company C-Span and they recently broadcasted the full address of c. 50 minutes which can be accessed by clicking here.

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