Portraits of Privates

The Irish at Fredericksburg

Forgive me for – again – referencing a movie in this blog series, but Gods and Generals drew my attention to one aspect of the battle – and the whole war for that matter. The Irish. In the decades leading up to the Civil War, there was some general animosity felt toward the Irish, as… Continue reading The Irish at Fredericksburg

Battles in the East

Gods and Generals at Fredericksburg

In my last post I mentioned the movie Gods and Generals. While there are some historical inaccuracies in the film, which are fun and distressing to explore in themselves, I thought I'd share the "move experience" with you. If you have the time and opportunity to watch the entire film, I recommend it. Gods and… Continue reading Gods and Generals at Fredericksburg