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The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America - Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 p.m.

On the eve of the Civil War, 1.6 million Irish-born people were living in the United States, most in the major industrialized cities of the North. 177 more words

Civil War

Pensions & the State: A Chronic Headache

“EMPEROR AUGUSTUS came to power with the help of a private army. So he was understandably keen to ensure the loyalty of his soldiers to the Roman state.  92 more words

Military History

Call Number 13

The near-infinite variety of records in military pension files is the very essence of a truism: a statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting. 90 more words

Civil War