A Milestone for Irish in the American Civil War

Irish in the American Civil War

The last post represented the 500th on Irish in the American Civil War. I estimate that the site in its totality is now composed of c. 1,000,000 words. I established the site in May 2010, over seven years ago, little imagining where it would lead. The site is now averaging some 10-15,000 views per month, and between 80-100,000 unique visitors per year. Since the early days, I have strived to make the posts both engaging and reliable, adopting a policy of making sure each is appropriately referenced. The aim in this is to make the site a repository that is useful to as wide a range of people as possible. I have also sought to combine the writing on the website with a campaign in Ireland to bring the stories of local emigrants in mid-19th century America to as many locations as I can, and to that end have now delivered…

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