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  • America's Civil War Magazine

    ACW Book Review: Becoming American Under Fire

    Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil War Era, by Christian G. Samito, Cornell University Press, 2010, $39.95 Christian Samito’s Becoming American Under Fire is...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Interview of Susannah Ural

    Susannah Ural received her Ph.D. from Kansas State University, where her dissertation morphed into her first book, The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. She’s now researching her next book,...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    The Fightin’ Irish

    For the battle-hardened Sons of Ireland, the charge up Marye’s Heights proved the biggest challenge yet. The town of Fredericksburg, Va., stood on a gentle incline that sloped down to the Rappahannock River. Behind the town rose a series...

  • Military History Magazine

    Wild Irish Geese

    Driven from their homeland by centuries of English domination, Irish soldiers went to war under may flags. Ireland has been called the land of happy wars and sad love songs—the land whose sons have shed blood around the world for every...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Book Review: Beyond the American Pale

    Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845–1910  by David M. Emmons, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2010, $34.95.  As the United States expanded westward in the 1800s, the advocates of Manifest Destiny...


    Interview with Damian Shiels: Irish Emigrants

    Although Irish scholar Damian Shiels trained in the archaeological study of conflict, he expanded his focus a decade ago to the Irish connection to the Civil War. While preparing for an exhibition of the military history of Ireland at the...