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Chicago S Irish Legion

Author : James B. Swan
ISBN : 0809328909
Genre : History
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A detailed account of the history of the 90th Illinois Infantry Regiment, known as the "Chicago Irish Regiment", the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's XV Army Corps, and its pivotal role in the Western Theater of the Civil War. It gives a glimpse into the trials and triumphs of ethnic soldiers during the war.

The Prairie Boys Go To War

Author : Rhonda M. Kohl
ISBN : 9780809332045
Genre : History
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Cavalry units from Midwestern states remain largely absent from Civil War literature, and what little has been written largely overlooks the individual men who served. The Fifth Illinois Cavalry has thus remained obscure despite participating in some of the most important campaigns in Arkansas and Mississippi. In this pioneering examination of that understudied regiment, Rhonda M. Kohl offers the only modern, comprehensive analysis of a southern Illinois regiment during the Civil War and combines well-documented military history with a cultural analysis of the men who served in the Fifth Illinois. The regiment’s history unfolds around major events in the Western Theater from 1861 to September 1865, including campaigns at Helena, Vicksburg, Jackson, and Meridian, as well as numerous little-known skirmishes. Although they were led almost exclusively by Northern-born Republicans, the majority of the soldiers in the Fifth Illinois remained Democrats. As Kohl demonstrates, politics, economics, education, social values, and racism separated the line officers from the common soldiers, and the internal friction caused by these cultural disparities led to poor leadership, low morale, disciplinary problems, and rampant alcoholism. The narrative pulls the Fifth Illinois out of historical oblivion, elucidating the highs and lows of the soldiers’ service as well as their changing attitudes toward war goals, religion, liberty, commanding generals, Copperheads, and alcoholism. By reconstructing the cultural context of Fifth Illinois soldiers, Prairie Boys Go to War reveals how social and economic traditions can shape the wartime experience.

Publications Of The State Of Illinois

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ISBN : UIUC:30112079480700
Genre : Government publications
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Osaka Heat

Author : Mary Claire Mahaney
ISBN : 9781452060026
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Known for doing the right thing, American teacher Ginger O'Neill travels to Osaka to win a prestigious Japanese academy as a sister school for her own. Her three-week mission is being followed not only by her school district but by the Washington Post and the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Ginger, sole parent to her teenaged daughter, has spent the last twelve years - her widowhood - without romance; she claims there are no eligible men. Things don't go smoothly for Ginger in Osaka, as her visit elicits one cultural predicament after another, each crisis taking its toll not only on her personally but on her ability to win the school partnership. Ginger's relationship with her host family, as well as her forbidden romance with a Japanese man, forces her to look at the path her life has been taking and, ultimately, presents her with a moral dilemma that will change her life. Rich in literature, music, and cuisine, Osaka Heat is a journey deep into Japanese culture. Far from home and in the heat of a Kansai summer, Ginger O'Neill comes to grips with a past that haunts her and learns that a certain universal virtue is the key to her future.

The Union War

Author : Gary W. Gallagher
ISBN : 9780674045620
Genre : History
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Puts forth the idea that the Union's relentless effort during the American Civil War was less about the end of slavery and more about the conviction that preserving the Union was the world's best hope for democracy. By the author of The Confederate War.

The Life Of Billy Yank

Author : Bell Irvin Wiley
ISBN : 0807133752
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie. This fascinating social history reveals that while the Yanks and the Rebs fought for very different causes, the men on both sides were very much the same. "This wonderfully interesting book is the finest memorial the Union soldier is ever likely to have.... [Wiley] has written about the Northern troops with an admirable objectivity, with sympathy and understanding and profound respect for their fighting abilities. He has also written about them with fabulous learning and considerable pace and humor.

The Harp And The Eagle

Author : Susannah Ural Bruce
ISBN : 9780814799406
Genre : History
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On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

Occasions Of Sin

Author : Diarmaid Ferriter
ISBN : 9781861979186
Genre : History
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The definitive sexual history of twentieth-century Ireland.

The Catholic Encyclopedia Infamy Lapparent

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ISBN : MINN:31951002037597J
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Catholic Encyclopedia

Author : Charles George Herbermann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023622702
Genre : Reference
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