Remembering The Irish Volunteers of the Civil War

May 29, 2011 sexyknees
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Showing my Irish half!

The Civil War cost America nearly 1,100,000 casualties (664,928 Union and 483,026 Confederate), but did you know that over 150,000 Irish immigrants served in the Union Army and roughly 40,000 enlisted with the Confederacy?  In fact, out of approximately 2,100,000 Union soldiers nearly one-third were immigrants – mostly of European decent.  I wish to thank the people of Ireland for their sacrifice – whether they served for the Union or the Confederacy, they fought and died for America, and that means one heck of a lot to me (especially since I am half-Irish)!

If you wish to read more about the Irish during the American Civil War the following site offers some great history:  http://www.irishcentral.com/IrishAmerica/The-Irish-Brigade-Heroes-of-The-Civil-War-121719384.html?page=1

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  • 1. Ky Erickson  |  June 7, 2011 at 1:21 am

    hey Nikki, have you ever thought of doing a photo shoot with you dressing up as confederate and union soldiers?

    • 2. sexyknees  |  June 17, 2011 at 12:11 am

      That’s a wonderful idea, Ky! If I found an appropriate outfit and props I would definitely take some pics as a sexy Confederate. Of course, it is important to note that I have never thought that slavery of any sort is acceptable, especially in a country whose ideals are based in freedom!


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