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eBook Irish Confederates: The Civil War’s Forgotten Soldiers ePub

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

  • ISBN: 1893114538
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: State House Press (January 23, 2007)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1722 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1183 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 175

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Start reading Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers on your Kindle in under a minute. A fair amount of the book's ink is spent arguing that, despite their outstanding war record, the CS Irish have been swept under the rug and are just now being recognized. While the publisher claims it's due to the tired old cliche about Northern control of publishing houses, thankfully Mr. Tucker himself does not, attributing it instead largely to a low rate of literacy among surviving Irish vets.

Throughout the course of the Civil War, Irish Confederates made invaluable contributions to all aspects of the war effort.

Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation's history. The axiom that the winners of wars write the histories is especially valid in regard to the story of the Irish who fought for the Confederacy from 1861-1865. Throughout the course of the Civil War, Irish Confederates made invaluable contributions to all aspects of the war effort.

Phillip Thomas Tucker. Book Format: Paperback.

Phillip Thomas Tucker, P. A new book, The Irish at Gettysburg, says the real story of the Irish who fought with the Confederate Army is only just starting to be told. Before the most famous attack of the Civil War, Irish Confederates played leading roles in equally determined assaults on the second day at both ends of Major General George Gordon Meade’s lengthy defensive line centered on the expanse of Cemetery Ridge: East Cemetery Hill on the north, where large numbers of Louisiana Irish Rebels charged the heights with the war cry We.

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Irish Confederates were not as numerous as those who fought for the Union; an estimated 150,000 Irish served in the Union Army while . Source: Irish Confederates: The Civil War’s Forgotten Soldiers Phillip Thomas Tucker.

Irish Confederates were not as numerous as those who fought for the Union; an estimated 150,000 Irish served in the Union Army while only 30,000 served in the Confederate Army. Of the 425 Confederate generals, six were Irish. There were more Irish among the colonels, and they served in various positions, but many more Irish served in lower ranks - some in the Confederate Navy. com/photos/[email protected]/2678953539/. Irish Union soldiers also played an important role in this crucial three-day battle. is an award-winning author of more than 40 nonfiction books. He is known as today’s leading New Look historian in America for his many ground-breaking books in multiple fields of history. The Pennsylvania Irishmen of the Philadelphia Brigade repulsed the Virginians of Pickett’s Charge at Cemetery Ridge. Tragically, large numbers of Ireland-born soldiers and the descendants of Irish immigrants were among the more than half of the 12,500 Rebel soldiers who fell during Pickett’s Charge. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he has earned three degrees in American history, including a P. From St. Louis University in 1990. For over two decades, Dr. Tucker served as a military historian for the . He currently lives in the vicinity of Washington, DC.

Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation's history. The axiom that the winners of wars write the histories is especially valid in regard to the story of the Irish who fought for the Confederacy from 1861–1865. Throughout the course of the Civil War, Irish Confederates made invaluable contributions to all aspects of the war effort. Yet, the Irish have largely been the forgotten soldiers of the South. In Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers, Tucker illuminates these overlooked participants. 

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Malann Malann
You hear only about the Union Irish Brigade and this book tells the rest of the story. It opens another fold hidden within history
Best West Best West
Well written and well researched, this book covers an overlooked part of Civil War history.
Spilberg Spilberg
This slim volume (about 100 pages of text) is best described as an inexpensive brief introduction to Irishmen who fought for the Confederacy. About a third of the book gives an overview of Irish in the South, their participation in the war and their motivations, and how some other Southerners viewed them. The balance consists of 8 brief chapters, each about various units with large numbers of Irishmen enrolled, usually describing an action in which they fought, and including some brief information on a few individuals in the unit.

A fair amount of the book's ink is spent arguing that, despite their outstanding war record, the CS Irish have been swept under the rug and are just now being recognized. While the publisher claims it's due to the tired old cliche about Northern control of publishing houses, thankfully Mr. Tucker himself does not, attributing it instead largely to a low rate of literacy among surviving Irish vets. Tucker's contention has some validity, but the main reason this occurred is Lost Cause-ism, which attempted to portray Confederates as the "real" (read WASP) Americans fighting against immigrant hordes forced to fight for the "stay-at-home Yankee cowards". Once this claim was made, it would not do to have Irish seen around the CSA pantheon, so the Lost Cause advocates airbrushed them out of the picture. Although Ella Lonn demolished this almost 70 years ago, myths die hard.

All in all, the book is okay for the casual student; there's just not a lot of meat if you're something more. It's not the in-depth study I'm hoping for, but to be fair I doubt Mr. Tucker was trying to produce one here. A lot of the units and personalities he describes are covered in greater detail in other works, including some of his own. If you're really interested in Irish in the ACW, I'd opt for them instead.
EROROHALO EROROHALO
This is a long overdue pen-picture of those from the Irish diaspora who found themselves, as always, involved (by choice) in other people's wars. The Mitchel family is an example of what I mean. Tucker does a good job and I look forward to reading his "God Help the Irish". I have heard it said of that expression (God help the Irish), that if He doesn't, we help ourselves anyway - and thank Him afterward!.
Gnng Gnng
Husband had read Phillip Tucker's book on the history of the Irish Brigade, and was pleased with this "companion" book.
Grokinos Grokinos
Good book, but try in some parts.
Zainian Zainian
not a great book, more for the amateur Historian
I love the War between the States period and had to have this book. Its written well and has many references for the sources used to back up the author's research. It began as a thesis in college and turned into a book. Excellent reading, especially if you are Irish decent.