Franklin

Irish Americans in the Confederate Army / Sean Michael O'Brien ; foreword by Kelly J. O'Grady.

Author/Creator:
O'Brien, Sean Michael, 1944-
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
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Subjects:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Irish American.
Irish American soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- History.
Confederate States of America. Army -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Summary:
"Overviews Irish Americans in the South, the Irish immigrant experience and typical Irish Confederate soldier, Irish communities' support of Southern war effort, actions where Irish American soldiers were present in influential numbers. Major battles of the war are discussed including Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Shiloh, Murfreesboro and Appomattox. Appendices list Irish commands and commanders in the Confederate Army"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The new country : Irish immigrants in the South
Fighting Irish : the character of the Irish Confederate soldier
Home front : the Irish family, community, and church in war
Green flag unfurled : Manassas and the Valley Campaign
Defending Richmond : the seven days, June 1862
Southern offensive : Second Manassas and Sharpsburg, August-September 1862
"With distinguished gallantry and coolness" : Fredericksburg, December 1862
"A stubborn and bloody conflict" : Gettysburg, July 1863
"To no avail" : Wilderness to Appomattox, May 1864-April 1865
Hornets' nest : the Irish at Shiloh, April 1862
"Gallantry and courage" : Perryville and Murfreesboro, October-December 1862
The contest for Chattanooga : Chickamauga to Ringgold Gap, September-November 1863
The contest for Atlanta, May-September 1864
"Carnival of death" : Franklin, November 1864
"Up-hill work" : Charleston, Savannah, and Fort Fisher
To the last ditch : from Fort Pickens to Fort Blakely, 1861-1865
The struggle for the Mississippi
West of the Sabine : the Irish in Texas
Epilogue : "Their bones lie on every battle-field"
Appendix 1 : Irish commands in the Confederate Army
Appendix 2 : Some Irish-American field commanders in the Confederate Army.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-249) and index.
ISBN:
9780786429981 (ill. case bdg. : alk. paper)
0786429984 (ill. case bdg. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
122309302