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The Irish in the Civil War

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Irish in the Civil War with Mercer County Library on Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The American Civil War is Ireland’s forgotten conflict. In 1860, about 1.5 million Irish were living in the United States. During the American Civil War, some 150,000 Irish men fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 joined and fought with the Confederacy. Although there is no exact figure for the Irish fatalities, it is presumed to be in the thousands. Sadly, the contributions and experiences of the great number of Irish soldiers remain relatively unknown. Join historical reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a presentation on these “Sons of Erin” who played a major role in the American Civil War. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.



March 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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