The Andersonville Irish: imprisonment and death in the American Civil War
Venue: Church of Ireland
Between February 1864 and April 1865 some 45,000 U.S. prisoners passed through the gates of Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Almost 13,000 of them never came out again—many of them Irish American. This talk will share findings of the Andersonville Irish Project, established to identify and map the Irish who perished there. Their stories reveal not only the experiences of these men, but also of that their families, and the wider Irish diaspora.