Photographs of Wounded Irishmen from the American Civil War

Irish in the American Civil War

The sometimes captivating, sometimes horrifying images of wounded soldiers taken in Washington D.C.’s  Harewood Hospital in 1865 have featured in a number of posts on this site (see Looking into the Face of a Dying Irish Soldier, One of Our Brave Men Twice Wounded: An Image of Corporal William Kelleher, 125th New York Infantry and Recruited Straight off the Boat? On the Trail of Emigrant Soldiers from the Ship Great Western). These are far from the only Irishmen to feature in this remarkable collection. I decided to take a look at another four images of New York Irishmen, to see what could be uncovered about their stories and injuries through an examination of their lives via a range of sources.

Surgeons and Hospital Stewards at Harewood Hospital, Washington D.C. (Library of Congress) Surgeons and Hospital Stewards at Harewood Hospital, Washington D.C. (Library of Congress)

Thomas Barry (Berry)

Thomas was born in Ireland in 1842. He was a 22-year-old laborer…

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