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Johanna Barry: The Story of an Emigrant Domestic in Ireland & America, 1836-1916

On 17th September 1862, 27-year-old tailor Denis Barry from Dunmanway in West Co. Cork ventured into Antietam’s West Woods with the 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He never came out again. 3,432 more words

Irish American Civil War

Document Focus: Life & Death at Antietam in Telegraphs

Cornelius Callahan was an early enlistee in the Union cause. He was barely 18-years-old when he volunteered in Philadelphia. A founder by trade, he was described as having a light complexion, blue eyes and light hair. 717 more words

Irish American Civil War

The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland.


Detonate: The daily post prompt

I cannot imagine how it must’ve felt to be so near to the cannon’s when they were being detonated.

To detonate a cannon, even one, would be a loud and intimidating experience. 23 more words

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Shot in the Back by a Fellow Countryman

Here’s an excerpt from Her General in Gray.  Autumn had asked Sib about the Civil War. This is his poignant description of Antietam:

She urged him back down on the sofa.  176 more words

God's Sovereignty in a Nation of Conflict

Abraham Lincoln is not known for being a great theologian, but he is known for his intelligence and wisdom. So I quote him here because he comes as close as anyone I’ve read on what it means to say that God is sovereign when the world is in conflict: 635 more words

ECW Digital Shorts - The Union's Great Crisis

This fall Emerging Civil War rolled out a soft release of three titles to kick off a new series called the Digital Shorts. These essays consist of extended blog posts, transcribed presentations, and “deleted scenes”–i.e., submissions that while well-written were better on their own than as chapters or appendices in the Emerging Civil War Series or Engaging the Civil War Series. 127 more words

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