Posts Tagged ‘Irish Brigade’

The Irish Brigade

Lest we forget: Civil War reenactors provide a living history. ℘℘℘ As Ron McGovern, wearing his Civil War captain’s uniform replete with brass buttons and sword, sat in a pew at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York’s Little Italy a few years ago, he couldn’t help feeling “a little time transport.” The church organistRead more..

The Irish Brigade
In the Civil War

“When anything absurd, forlorn, or desperate was to be attempted, the Irish Brigade was called upon.” – George Alfred Townsend ℘℘℘ No brigade in the Civil War was more distinguished by its ethnic character than the colorful, hard-fighting Irish Brigade. Repeatedly hurled into the hottest part of the fighting, these units, consisting mainly of IrishRead more..

Bringing General
Corcoran to Life

Sweet fiddle music muffles street sounds, thick carpet softens your footsteps, and lace curtains filter the daylight. Fireside chairs before a fireplace invite you to linger over the photos from the past. At Photo Antiquities, a museum of 19th century photography, the years fall away slowly until Frank Watters, the curator, strides in carrying aRead more..