On Wed, 25 Jun 1997 23:28:50 +0000 "Scott K. Williams"
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> My family fought on both sides during that terrible war.
Mine too. I try not to take side though.
>Let me know if any of you has read the book.
>(P.S. I an admirer of the valor of the Union's Irish brigade that
>so bravely at the Battle of Fredericksburg and elsewhere.)
We had a somewhat interesting discussion a while back about the various
Irish units. I remember posting a number of quotes and such from the
time. You can probably find the stuff in the list archives, but don't ask
me how to get them. My server just bounces the attempts because the files
are too big.
I haven't read the book you mentioned, but it sounds interesting. I'll
put it on my reading list.
For what it's worth, I have heard the statement before regarding the
heritage of settlers in the South. I don't know how much it added to the
overall animosity but judging from my family alone, they did not like
each other for being yankee/ confederate let alone anything else. In my
family, there were Celts on both sides of the Mason - Dixon Line.
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere