The Irish in the Civil War


Before the Civil War, the United States had a large Irish population. When the war broke out, many of the Irish immigrants and Irish-Americans joined the Union. Learn why they chose to fight and how they impacted the progression of the war.

This online exhibit was adapted from Dr. Dennis Keating's article for the Cleveland Civil War Round Table. The original article can be found here:


Dr. Dennis Keating, Cleveland State University