Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Patrick Cleburne and the Battle of Franklin

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on December 2, 2014


Damian Shiels’ keynote address from the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Franklin is online at his blog, The Irish in the Civil War. Well worth your time, because Damian’s presentation is not simply a straightforward biographical sketch of the man, but a detailed example of how the research was done to compile his story. Exemplary.

By the way, have you picked up a copy of Damian’s book yet? Check it out.


Update, December 5: Damian says the talks from that session will be broadcast on C-Span 3 on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6 p.m. EST.



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  1. Damian Shiels said, on December 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks Andy, that really means a lot. It was an incredible honour for me to be asked to speak at the event, and on such a significant individual. Everyone connected with the event in Franklin and Tennessee generally did an exceptional job. It was also great to get back Stateside as a result of it!

  2. Pat Young said, on December 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Damian’s stuff is always top notch. We are lucky he took an interest in the Civil War and felt confident enough to write about it.

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