Mapping Confederate Irish Veterans in 20th Century Alabama

Irish in the American Civil War

This project represents one of the most extensive resources yet made available on the site. Having examined in excess of 11,000 entries for Confederate veterans living in Alabama in 1907, I extracted the details on those men of Irish birth. I then combined it with analysis of the Irishmen’s service records and pension applications, creating mini-biographies for each of them. Using this data I mapped them at three points in their lives; their place of birth in Ireland, their place of enlistment into Confederate or State service, and their place of residence in Alabama in 1907. This information is now available for the first time to explore below. 

Some of the maps produced based on the Alabama Confederate veteran information; birthplaces in Ireland and enlistment locations during the Civil War Some of the maps produced based on the Alabama Confederate veteran information; birthplaces in Ireland and enlistment locations during the Civil War.

Those who had fought for the Confederacy or their dependents did not become eligible for Federal pensions until 1958. Prior…

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