God Help the Irish!: The History of the Irish Brigade

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The Civil War continues to fascinate historians and general readers. Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation's history. Adding to that genre of literature is this brief but informative history of the Irish Brigade. While the famed fighting prowess of the Irish Brigade at Antietam and Gettysburg is well known, in "God Help the Irish!" historian Phillip T. Tucker emphasizes the lives and experiences of ...

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Overview

The Civil War continues to fascinate historians and general readers. Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation's history. Adding to that genre of literature is this brief but informative history of the Irish Brigade. While the famed fighting prowess of the Irish Brigade at Antietam and Gettysburg is well known, in "God Help the Irish!" historian Phillip T. Tucker emphasizes the lives and experiences of the individual Irish soldiers fighting in the ranks of the Brigade, supplying a better understanding of the Irish Brigade and why it became one of the elite combat units of the Civil War.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893114500
  • Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman Award in 1993, has written fifteen books on Civil War, Irish, and African American history including Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers (McWhiney Foundation Press, 2007). He is an historian for the United States Air Force in Washington, D.C., and lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     11
The Call to Arms     31
The Peninsula Campaign     49
The War's Bloodiest Day: Attacking the Sunken Road at Antietam     73
"Never were men so brave:" Fredericksburg     97
The Wheat Field at Gettysburg     127
The Bloody Road to Appomattox Courthouse     140
Epilogue     171
Bibliography     177
Index     181
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