Erin Go Bragh

Human Interest Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War

Scott L. Mingus, Gerard E. Mayers

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 100 stories of courage, boldness, and humor. Includes famous figures Patrick Cleburne, Father William Corby, James Shields, Michael Corcoran, and Thomas Francis Meagher.
Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Damian Shiels
Illustration :
22
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780999304907
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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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."

About The Author
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Scott L. Mingus, Sr., has written nineteen Civil War books. His biography of Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith won the 2013 Nathan Bedford Forrest Southern History Award and the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Literary Award, and was also nominated for the Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction. A contributor to Gettysburg Magazine, Scott also maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County (www.yorkblog.com/cannonball). He received the 2013 Heritage Profile Award from the York County Heritage Trust for his contributions to local Civil War history. An Ohio native, Scott is a scientist and executive in the paper industry, a graduate of Miami University, and holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. He has also written six scenario books on miniature wargaming and was elected to the hobby’s prestigious Legion of Honor. He currently lives in York, PA.

Gerard E. Mayers has been a life-long Civil War buff who credits director Ken Burns with re-igniting his interest. The New Jersey native graduated from St. John’s University with degrees in both English and History. He has been active with the Bucks County Civil War Roundtable as program chairman for the organization, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of its Civil War Museum and Library in Doylestown, PA. An active reenactor, Mayers belongs to Company C, 44th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry; as a living historian, he is active in the Civil War Heritage Foundation. Mayers’s maternal great-grandfather and great-granduncle were both Irish-Americans who served in New Jersey units during various periods of the Civil War.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
Foreword by Damian Shiels
1: 1861
2: 1862
3: 1863
4: 1864
5: 1865
Suggested Further Reading
About the Authors

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