Forty Rounds : An Irish Regiment in the Civil War

 
9780615116839: Forty Rounds : An Irish Regiment in the Civil War
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In late 1862, an all-Irish regiment -- the 90th Illinois -- was recruited from the northern counties of Illinois. Forty Rounds, the story of that regiment, provides a panoramic view of many of the key events, names, and places of the Civil War and the Irish-American experience. Camp Douglas. Cairo. Fenians. Vicksburg. Grant. Know-Nothings. Uncle Billy. Hardscrabble. Chattanooga. Illinois and Michigan Canal. McPherson. Henry rifles. Missionary ridge. Resaca. Old St. Patrick's Church. Guerillas. Atlanta. BlackJack Logan. March to the Sea. Deserters. Andersonville. Forst McCallister. The Grand Review.

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J. Vincent Noonan found out later in life that he was the great-grandson of a Sergeant in the 90th Illinois Infantry, named John Noonan. Follow-up research lead him to chronicle, in Forty Rounds, the history of the 90th Illinois, as seen through the eyes of the soldiers.

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