Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Irish in the American Civil War


The Civil War was beginning to wind down in March of 1865. In one month, General Robert E. Lee would surrender at Appomattox, the war would be over, and President Abraham Lincoln would be killed by an assassin’s bullet. On March 17, 1865, however, the Army of the Potomac gathered near Petersburg, VA for their annual and what would be their last St. Patrick’s Day celebration of the Civil War.

This Programme, from the collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, details the schedule for the race events of the day. In addition, rules, instructions, fees and purses are all detailed for each race.

Read more about the Programme with additional information from 
Irish in the American Civil War here: http://bit.ly/1865Programme
The Civil War was beginning to wind down in March of 1865. In one month, General Robert E. Lee would surrender at Appomattox, the war would be over, and President Abraham Lincoln would be killed by an assassin’s bullet. On March 17, 1865, however, the Army of the Potomac gathered near Petersburg, VA for their annual and what would be their last St. Patrick’s Day celebration of the Civil War.

This Programme, from the collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, details the schedule for the race events of the day. In addition, rules, instructions, fees and purses are all detailed for each race.

Read more about the Programme with additional information from @[154065734626432:274:Irish in the American Civil War] here: http://bit.ly/1865Programme