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The Battle of Antietam

Who: George B McClellan (Union) vs. Robert E. Lee (Confederacy)

What: Inconclusive; strategic Union victory

Where: Near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Why: First significant Union victory, also first on Union soil. 301 more words

American Civil War

'A Deep Blow to Your Heart': Patrick Clooney's Newly Uncovered Description of the Irish Brigade at Fair Oaks

On 16th September 1862, 33-year-old Ann Dunnigan appeared before an Albany judge to begin the process of claiming a widow’s pension. Her husband Patrick had been mortally wounded in the Irish Brigade’s first major engagement- the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia- on 1st June 1862. 1,639 more words

Irish American Civil War

Morgan Henry Clark 1830-1910

Morgan Clark intrigues me.

My 3rd great-grandfather was born in Maryland 25 Feb 1830 to Rebecca Margaret (nee Ridenour) and her husband Mathew Clark.

Morgan followed in his father’s footsteps (no pun intended) and made his living as a shoemaker. 501 more words