This definitive work on the Irish participation in the American Revolution is both an inspiring record of heroic action and a supreme scholarly achievement. It establishes the fact that 38% of the continental Army was of Irish extraction. Well over 5,000 soldiers are named in the appendixes, one of which is solely devoted to Irish soldiers bearing the name of Burke, Connolly, Connor, Doherty, Kelly, Murphy, McCarthy, O’Brien, O’Neil, Ryan, or Sullivan. A substantial section of the work concerns Irish immigration prior to the war. Other chapters deal with the Irish settlements in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, all information being based on original records and unimpeachable sources. The book is richly enhanced with portraits and document facsimiles.
O’Brien, Michael J.
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