Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks
1864: Colonel Patrick Kelly dies at Petersburg
Tuam Co. Galway born Colonel Patrick Kelly of the Irish Brigade (The Fighting Irish) dies at the Siege of Petersburg while leading the Irish Brigade forward against a Confederate position.
Kelly had been one of the organizers of The 63rd New York Volunteers, known as the “Third Irish” at the start of the Civil War. He is buried at Calvary Cemetary New York along with fellow Irish officer Michael Corcoran and Dublin born Thomas Corcoran (no relation). Corcoran won the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Siege of Vicksburg.
The Irish in American Civil War
1904: (Or any June 16 is) Bloomsday when Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce’s Ulysses takes a long rambling walk around Dublin.
Illustration of James Joyce by Mark Anderson in For the Love of Being Irish
J is for Joyce in For the Love of Being Irish
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