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Ireland’s Wars: The First Fenian Raid

The Fenian Rebellion of 1867 was a dismal failure in Ireland, and a high-profile escapade in Britain, with little serious success to its name. While nationalist revolutionary politics in Ireland was far from done, it would be fair to say … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: For The Confederacy

On the face of it, one can understand quite well why a significant number of Irishmen would put on a grey uniform and fight for the Confederacy, especially if they happened to be of a nationalist or republican persuasion. Here … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: For The Union

The American Civil War is justly regarded as one of the most noteworthy and tragic episodes in the history of both the 19th century. Over something as tawdry and immoral as slavery, one of the great powers of the world … Continue reading

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“And I Would Rather Die A Thousand Deaths”: Firefly And Appomattox

So, I’ve started to re-watch Firefly. I did not make the choice lightly. Every time I’ve chanced upon it over the last five or so years, whether it be Netflix or glimpses of the box set at home or elsewhere, … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Hampton Roads

Heading back America side for a battle not decisive for its result but for the effect it had on naval warfare. Name: The Battle of Hampton Roads, sometimes called “the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac” The War: American Civil … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Wilderness/Spotsylvania Court House

Heading west for our first entry on American soil. Also, yes it’s actually two battles, but they took place close to each other and followed on from the other and had the same general strategic and tactical make-up and it’s my … Continue reading

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All For The Union by Elijah Hunt Rhodes

This is the account of the American Civil War. Rhodes was a young Rhode Island man who entered the Union army at the age of 19. Four years later, he left it as a 23-year-old Lt Colonel, having fought at nearly every major … Continue reading

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