Combat Morale Podcast
Combat Morale Podcast
Dr Tom Thorpe
S1E15 – Dr Damian Shiels – The Irish fighting for the Union Army in the US Civil War
34 minutes Posted Apr 13, 2022 at 6:54 pm.
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Dr Damian Shiels, archaeologist, historian & writer, talks about the morale and motivation of Irish immigrants fighting in the Union Army during the US Civil War. Damian discusses why Irish immigrants, who came from Ireland and Britain were so enthusiastic to serve in Union blue in the conflict. He also discusses what kept them motivated to endure the rigours of campaign and the intensity of combat. More information on Damian’s work can be found at