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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

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


From the Ashes!

If you have been following this blog, you may have noticed the name change or had difficulty trying to find it. I didn’t want to change it for fearing of losing the few that I had, but I needed the blog name to match the website name. 631 more words


SEPTEMBER 17: Bugler makes music with cannon fire

Above: FallenĀ soldiers and a battered church after the Battle of Antietam. Photo by Alexander Gardner.

ON THIS DATE in 1862, fifteen-year-old Union bugler John Cook unleashed cannon fire on the Confederates during the Civil War Battle of Antietam. 109 more words