Tags » Battle Of Antietam

The Irish Brigade at Antietam: A Photographic Tour

Many of the posts on this site explore elements of the Irish experience at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, fought on 17th September 1862. 844 more words

Irish American Civil War

Meagher's 'Drunken Freaks' & Old Abe 'Astonished': The Last Letters of John Doherty, 63rd New York, Irish Brigade

Corporal John Doherty of the Irish Brigade wrote a series of letters home to his family from Virginia and Maryland in the summer of 1862. Transcribed here for the first time, the letters detail John’s pride in the Irish Brigade– … 2,952 more words

Irish American Civil War

Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the picture leaves you with no words, just feelings of shock and despair? 854 more words


Three Days, Two States - Continued

After fleeing the hubbub of Harper’s Ferry last weekend we were kind of at a loss for where to go, considering we’d planned this whole second day around the tourist infested town. 102 more words


Anson Croman and the 150th anniversary of the care for the Antietam battlefield dead

One hundred and fifty years ago, Anson Croman’s and the 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment’s first assignment was to the Antietam battlefield to care for the bodies of the at least 3,650 Union and Confederate killed. 100 more words

20th Michigan Infantry Regiment

Speaking Ill Of The Dead: Eulogies & Enmity For An Irish Brigade Soldier

On 18th October 1862 the New York Irish-American published an article on the ‘gallant fellows’ of the Irish Brigade who had recently given their lives at the carnage of Antietam. 1,566 more words

Irish 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