A Party of Mad Fellows: The Story of the Irish Regiments in the Army of the Potomac

By: Boyle, Frank A.

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Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine titles, 16 by 23.5 cm, 443 pp. Near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: "For thousands of Irish-Americans who answered the call of their adopted country, service under the Stars and Stripes was viewed as a precursor to the freedom they hoped one day to win for the Emerald Isle. The fighting prowess and martial enthusiasm of the Arm of the Potomac's framed Irish Brigade, and other proud Irish American units like the 9th Massachusetts and 69th Pennsylvania, was fired by their hope of freedom for their native land. Daring and reckless, fiercely combative and willing to suffer terrible losses for their cause and country, the Irish volunteers of the Army of the Potomac battled with heroic endurance through the swamps of the Peninsula, the carnage of Antietam's Bloody Lane, up the bullet-swept slope of Marye's Heights and across Gettysburg's wheatfield. They experienced the glories of victory at Cemetery Ridge, and the horrors of Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor. The product of years of research, Frank Boyle's detailed history of the Irish regiments of the Army of the Potomac follows these gallant sons of Erin through trial and tribulation, down the long and weary road to ultimate victory."

Title: A Party of Mad Fellows: The Story of the Irish Regiments in the Army of the Potomac

Author Name: Boyle, Frank A.

Categories: Civil War,

Publisher: Dayton, OH, Morningside House: 1996

ISBN Number: 0890293295

ISBN Number 13: 9780890293294

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Jacket Condition: near fine

Seller ID: 3600