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"4 stars. . . . very readable . . . This book is highly recommended to Civil War enthusiasts and those interested in Irish American history or culture." -- Curled Up with a Good Book

"a free-flowing history . . . easy reading as well as informational." -- The Rebel Rouser

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PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman Award in 1993, has written fifteen books on Civil War, Irish, and African American history. He is an historian for the United States Air Force in Washington, D.C., and lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: State House Press (January 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893114538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893114531
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,184,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has won widespread national acclaim as an award-winning American historian of some of the most iconic and fascinating aspects of American history. After earning three degrees in American history, Dr. Tucker has authored an impressive number of ground-breaking books devoted to some of the most important chapters of America's story. He has become nationally recognized for an often-demonstrated ability to unearth long-overlooked, but important, aspects of the American Experience. He has devoted a career to correcting and updating key moments in American history. As an accomplished author well-known for breaking new ground and overturning myths and antiquated views, Dr. Tucker has repeatedly proven the ability to bring vividly to life many forgotten historical events and personalities (both men and women in first-ever biographies) in a wide variety of diverse fields: Irish, Aviation, Women's, Southern, African American, Caribbean, American Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Texas Revolutionary War history. Dr. Tucker has recently written books about vital turning point moments of American history, from Washington's Crossing and the battle of Trenton to Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. For more than two decades, the author has focused considerable attention on the forgotten contributions of the Irish in the Civil War (both sides), America Revolution, and Texas Revolution, including at the Alamo. Most of all, the author has long specialized in presenting new perspectives and bestowing well-deserved recognition where it has been long overdue. Consequently, in making significant contributions to multiple fields of study from newly-found primary documentation, Dr. Tucker has most often gone down the road least traveled by other traditional American historians by bringing to life little-known figures, who have made significant contributions to America's story. The author has often placed an emphasis on the most forgotten and marginalized players in America's saga, especially the long-overlooked common soldiers from the American Revolution to the Second World War. He has succeeded in returning these always marginalized individuals back to their rightful place in America's historical narrative. Dr. Tucker's books are a glowing tribute to not only the heroism of the American fighting man from the American Revolution to the Second World War, but also to those forgotten women (black and white) who played significant roles. The author has also focused on promoting some of the most interesting aspects of state history, from Texas to Missouri, especially during the Civil War period. Dr. Tucker has repeatedly provided fresh historical insights and new views that allows us the opportunity to not only rethink but also to better understand America's past on many levels. Consequently, the author has long focused on presenting corrective and updated interpretations of some of the leading events in American history, while successfully challenging long-accepted interpretations and exposing myths. After winning a state (Missouri) writing award for the same ground-breaking book, Dr. Tucker won the prestigious Douglas Southall Freeman Award (national) for the best book (a biography of a remarkable Ireland-born priest, Father John B. Bannon) in Southern History in 1993. The author also earned membership in the National History Honor Program (Phi Alpha Theta), while attending Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Tucker graduated with a Ph.D. (4.0 GPA) in American History from Saint Louis University in 1990. During this early period, the author also authored more than 60 scholarly articles in a variety of historical publications. While working his way through college, the author gained diverse personal experiences from a wide range of occupations across the United States: teacher, barge worker on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, court clerk, courier, roofer, short order cook, farm laborer, driver, restaurant manager, etc. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Tucker then embarked upon a distinguished career as a Department of Defense (DoD) civilian historian, specializing on various aspects of United States Air Force History. For more than two decades, he then served as a historian at military bases from the east coast to the west coast, and also on the gulf coast. However, the author spent most of his lengthy DoD career in the Washington, D.C., area, which included researching and writing in a high-level historian position at the Pentagon. Today, Dr. Tucker has become the most prolific writer of American history in the Washington, D.C., area. Over the years, he has also presented scores of lectures at Civil War Round Tables, bookstores, libraries, military bases, and DoD organizations across the United States. The author has also conducted staff rides for top DoD military and civilian leadership at some of America's major eastern battlefields. Raised in Florissant, Missouri, in north St. Louis County near the Missouri River, Dr. Tucker lives today in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Historian Phillip Thomas Tucker presents Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers, an examination of some of the South's most overlooked fighting men. Chapters focus upon the Irish-Americans in specific regiments and brigades, such as the Irishmen who served in the First Missouri Confederate Brigade at the Battle of Champion Hill, and the Celtic-Gaelic rebels of the Tenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment of Volunteers. Black-and-white photographs, a bibliography, and an index round out this brief but illuminating collection of true stories of Irish Confederate ferocity and battlefield valor. A welcome and much needed addition to Irish-American history and reference shelves.
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This slim volume (about 100 pages of text) is best described as an inexpensive brief introduction to Irishmen who fought for the Confederacy. About a third of the book gives an overview of Irish in the South, their participation in the war and their motivations, and how some other Southerners viewed them. The balance consists of 8 brief chapters, each about various units with large numbers of Irishmen enrolled, usually describing an action in which they fought, and including some brief information on a few individuals in the unit.

A fair amount of the book's ink is spent arguing that, despite their outstanding war record, the CS Irish have been swept under the rug and are just now being recognized. While the publisher claims it's due to the tired old cliche about Northern control of publishing houses, thankfully Mr. Tucker himself does not, attributing it instead largely to a low rate of literacy among surviving Irish vets. Tucker's contention has some validity, but the main reason this occurred is Lost Cause-ism, which attempted to portray Confederates as the "real" (read WASP) Americans fighting against immigrant hordes forced to fight for the "stay-at-home Yankee cowards". Once this claim was made, it would not do to have Irish seen around the CSA pantheon, so the Lost Cause advocates airbrushed them out of the picture. Although Ella Lonn demolished this almost 70 years ago, myths die hard.

All in all, the book is okay for the casual student; there's just not a lot of meat if you're something more. It's not the in-depth study I'm hoping for, but to be fair I doubt Mr. Tucker was trying to produce one here. A lot of the units and personalities he describes are covered in greater detail in other works, including some of his own. If you're really interested in Irish in the ACW, I'd opt for them instead.
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This is a long overdue pen-picture of those from the Irish diaspora who found themselves, as always, involved (by choice) in other people's wars. The Mitchel family is an example of what I mean. Tucker does a good job and I look forward to reading his "God Help the Irish". I have heard it said of that expression (God help the Irish), that if He doesn't, we help ourselves anyway - and thank Him afterward!.
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This fascinating book about the South's most colorful soldiers really packs a mighty punch. Tucker has presented the intriguing story of the Irish Confederates who fought and died in disproportionate numbers. He has taken a detailed and close look at the Irish contributions, from leading generals to common soldiers, in both the western and eastern theaters. Significantly, the author has emphasized the most important battlefield roles of the Irish Rebels, especially in major turning point situations, including at Antietam (the defense of Burnside's Brigade on September 17, 1862) and Gettysburg (the struggle for Little Round Top on July 2, 1863).
In masterful fashion, Tucker also reveals the many complexities of the Irish experience in the South. In this fine book, he has also demonstrated that the Irish of the South were among the most zealous and hardest fighting soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. All is all, this is a wonderful story that is well-researched and well-written. Tucker has revealed many little-known and long-overlooked aspects of the Irish wartime experience across the South. In dismantling the time-honored myths and negative stereotypes about the Irish, this book provides the reader with a real education in regard to understanding the remarkable story of the most forgotten and neglected soldiers of the Civil War. The reader of this book comes away with a fresh and greater understanding of the Irish experience in the Civil War. I very much enjoyed this book about these fascinating and intriguing Irish warriors, who fought and died in disproportionate numbers. This ground-breaking work is highly recommended.
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