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GUEST,Visitor US Civil War propaganda? (6) RE: US Civil War propaganda? 17 Dec 10


I just recently finished David T. Gleeson's "The Irish in the South", which had a few notes on northern Irish as well. While I unfortunately don't have the book handy to give you the exact quotes, he did mention this. Irishmen were conscripted - they played a large part in the New York City draft riots. I also remember something about recruitment in Ireland - some men were apparently convinced to immigrate without realizing they had commited themselves to enlistment in the Union Army. I wish I could give you the direct quotes...I'd recommend the book if you're interested in reading about Irish immigrants in America.


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