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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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
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
About the Author 239