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AGM & Talk “Ireland’s Biggest War? – The American Civil War” | Dr John Lynch | “On Zoom” event
Monday, 16 May 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
6:30pm Annual General Meeting via Zoom
7:00 pm The Talk:
Historian and author, Dr John Lynch, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Ireland’s Biggest War?’ – the American Civil War 1861 – 1865. Large numbers of men from Ireland were involved on both sides in the American Civil War, some very prominently in some of the key battles and key regiments. This is a piece of history that was either little-known here or has been largely forgotten. The only piece of this history that has survived locally is that it has always been said that our shirt factories produced uniforms for both sides! This evening John will lift the cloud for us on our ancestors’ involvement in the American Civil War.
Dr John Lynch is a retired Queen’s University history lecturer. He started his working life as a Civil Servant in England, then left to become a Ruskin graduate and eventually went on to study Irish history at Queen’s where he was asked to stay on as a lecturer. He has written several books, one on the history of Bristol and one on the ships produced in Belfast. He will be happy to take questions and discuss the lecture afterwards.