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Chicago's Irish Legion : the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War

Author: James B Swan
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Swan
ISBN: 9780809328901 0809328909
OCLC Number: 232327691
Description: xi, 306 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The raising of the Irish Legion --
Attention from two generals --
Life on one cracker a day --
The father of waters unvexed --
The march to Chattanooga --
The Battle of Chattanooga --
The winter of their discontent --
The Atlanta Campaign: approach to Atlanta --
The Atlanta Campaign: battles around Atlanta --
Hazen's summer camp and a stern chase --
An armed picnic --
The handsomest thing I have seen in this war --
Rocking the cradle of secession --
Hail Columbia, happy land --
Leaving the cradle --
Touring tarheel country --
Like the lords of the world --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James B. Swan.
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Describes the regimental history of Chicago's Irish Volunteers. This book tells the story of Chicago's 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh  Read more...

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"Not as famous as some other units, the Irish Legion saw hard action at Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta Campaign, and marched with General William T. Sherman to the sea and the Carolinas. James B. Read more...

 
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