Irish women in the army from the Civil War to today. ℘℘℘ On May 18, 1863, Private Albert D. J. Cashier was among the many Union soldiers under General Ulysses S. Grant who took part in the infamous siege of Vicksburg. The Union army shelled the city relentlessly for weeks, and during the course ofRead more..
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The inaugural Women of Concern luncheon was held at 200 Fifth Avenue Club, Manhattan on May 15. The purpose of the event was to honor and acknowledge women of accomplishment and to show solidarity with women of the developing world. Paula Zahn of CNN was the master of ceremonies and Kathleen Naughton, president of TimeRead more..
Novelist Emer Martin, author of More Bread or I’ll Appear, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which honors men and women who have demonstrated an exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts. A native of Dublin, Martin completed her most recent novel while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Hunter College. She wasRead more..