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The Green and the GrayThe Irish in the Confederate States of America$
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David T. Gleeson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607566

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson

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Irish Rebels, Southern Rebels

Irish Rebels, Southern Rebels

The Irish Join the Confederate Army

(p.41) Chapter 2 Irish Rebels, Southern Rebels
The Green and the Gray

David T. Gleeson

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the Irish enlistment in the Confederate Army. The Irish who wished to remain in the southern states were compelled to switch their allegiance to the new Confederate States of America. Many responded to calls to defend it, often forming their own ethnic units. About 20,000 Irishmen would serve in the Confederate armed forces.

Keywords:   Irish Americans, Confederacy, Confederate States of America, enlistment, armed forces

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