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...

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...