Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

The following are a few letters from soldiers sent on St. Patrick’s Day during the Civil War.   Fort Sumter, S.C. March 17, 1861 Hon. D. F. Jamison, Executive Office, Department of War: Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication...

Happy Easter

As I am enjoying a few days off with the family, I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you, a very Blessed Easter. Civil War Easter Tidbits Ever wonder what days  Easter fell on during the Civil War.?   Well, I looked it up: March 31st 1861...

Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 17 – The Irish and the Civil War

  [powerpress]     Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how the Irish played a part in the American Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at [email protected]..

Memorial Day Proclaimed

Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion,...

4 Irish related Civil War items

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d do a quick post on 4 Irish-related Civil War Items.   #4 – Civil War Steeplechase by Edwin Forbes: This sketch is from March 17, 1863 and shows a “Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, Army of...