Irish Brigade In The Civil War: The 69th New York And Other Irish Regiments Of The Army Of The Potomac
The unveiling of the Irish Brigade Memorial at Antietam this year focuses attention on one of the most colorful units of the American Civil War. Despite its distinguished record and key role in the war, no detailed history of the brigade has been written in 130 years.Made up largely of New York Irishmen, the Brigade made a decisive contribution to the Union victory at Anti...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 2nd 2001 by Da Capo Press
(first published November 1st 1998)
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This was invaluable for my research. I no little about firearms, but I quickly learned the differences between smoothbore and rifled muskets. I now have a much better understanding of the accuracy and the fraility of many of the arms used during the American Civil War. Joe writes in a way that is engaging while at the same time instructive. It is like taking a class from your favorite history teacher!