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Fighting to Fit In: The Irish Struggle to Be One with the Union. Day One: Irish in America Day Two: Irish in the Civil War. Lincoln & the Union; Davis & the Confederacy . The “Irish Brigade”. Support of the Union

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the irish brigade
The “Irish Brigade”
  • Support of the Union
  • The “Irish Brigade” was a famous militia group that supported the Unionist cause
  • The Brigade fought in the first significant, military engagement of the Civil War: the Battle of Bull Run
  • Notable Local: Colonel Patrick Guiney led the 9th Massachusetts Regiment

The 69th New York State militia (“Irish Brigade”) fights valiantly for the ostensibly defeated Unionists

social impact of immigrant enlistment
Social Impact of Immigrant Enlistment
  • Despite the valiant fighting of the Irish-Americans in the Civil War, many returned the post-war America facing the same strong anti-Catholic racism that was so prevalent antebellum
  • Because the Irish-Americans were the most politically involved of all the immigrants groups, soldiers were able to understand and take action against the same “injustices” as American born soldiers
  • Irish-Americans overcame strong racial prejudices in order to share the Unionist soldier’s sense of nationalism
a possible reason for irish allegiance to the union
A possible reason for Irish Allegiance to the Union…
  • “In the beginning of the [Civil War], many Irish favored the South as they saw the North attempting to act much as the English had in their native land of Ireland. However, when Britain began considering support of the Confederacy, many Irish threw their lot in with the North. ”
where the ma irish regiments can be seen today
Where the MA Irish Regiments can be seen today…
  • The Boston Public Library, Copley Place, Boston, MA