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Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter Welsh, Color Sergeant, 28th Massachusetts
"Very seldom does one come across so inspiring a volume. . . . It belongs in every Irish-American library. . . . Anyone with an interest in the Civil War and/or the history of the Irish in America should own a copy of this very fine work." -Irish Edition
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Fordham University Press
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Peter Welsh was an Irish Immigrant who enlisted in the 28th MA in 1862 under duress. These letters, compiled by a relative are written primarily to his wife but also a few to other family members. They tell the story of his enlistment with the 28th MA, his thoughts on the war, and his concern for his wife. At times they are mundane (much like the day to day life of a soldier), but they are a true reflection of a soldier's life. His serving in the Irish Brigade may make it more interesting to cer ...more