The Irish at Gettysburg

The Irish at Gettysburg

by Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD


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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Irish citizens on both sides of the Mason-Dixon answered the call to arms. This was most evident at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Louisiana Irish Rebels charged with the cry "We are the Louisiana Tigers!" Irish soldiers of the Alabama Brigade and the Texas Brigade launched assaults on the line's southern end at Little Round Top. During Pickett's Charge, Gaelic brothers fought each other as determined Irishmen of the Sixty-Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry repelled Irish of the Virginia Brigade in one of the most decisive moments in American history. Author Phillip Thomas Tucker reveals the compelling story.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467138529
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Series: Civil War Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,188,305
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, is an author and historian of numerous acclaimed publications, including George Washington's Surprise Attack, Pickett's Charge, Death at the Little Bighorn, Miller Cornfield at Antietam and more. After earning his PhD in 1990, he took a position as civilian historian with the Department of Defense. The author resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Forgotten Irish of the South 33

Chapter 2 Virginia's Hard-Fighting Irish 51

Chapter 3 Climactic Showdown at Gettysburg 91

Chapter 4 The Army of Northern Virginia's Greatest Attack 148

Epilogue 209

Notes 221

About the Author 239

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