JFK Presents Irish Brigade Flag to People of Ireland

The ceremony took place during the president’s visit to Ireland in June 1963.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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8 comments… add one
  • James Harrigan Jan 19, 2012 @ 8:29

    I cherish the photos I have with my family from the Irish Brigade monuments at Antietam (Bloody Lane) and Gettysburg (The Wheatfield). I’d rather not think about Fredericksburg…

  • Pat Young Jan 18, 2012 @ 20:24

    I wonder how many of the Irish Brigade thought that there would be an Irish Catholic president a century after they fought.

    • Will Hickox Jan 19, 2012 @ 7:53

      Some of them were still alive to see Al Smith come close in 1928.

  • Brooks Simpson Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:01

    -1 for incorrect month.

    • James F. Epperson Jan 18, 2012 @ 16:15

      No, he said September, not December.

      • Jeffry Burden Jan 19, 2012 @ 5:16

        He referred the battle fought on September 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Maryland. Whoops…

        • Brooks D. Simpson Jan 19, 2012 @ 6:21

          This shows Epperson’s a liberal who will never admit any Kennedy made a mistake.

          • Kevin Levin Jan 19, 2012 @ 6:42

            He always has a home here in Boston. 🙂

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