On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Dr. Dennis Keating (joint C|M|LAW/Levin College of Urban Affairs appointee) will speak to the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. In his lecture, The Irish in the Civil War,” Keating will be discussing predominantly Irish military units (north and south) like the Irish Brigade of the Union Army of the Potomac and the Louisiana Tigers of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He will focus on three Irish-American commanders – Thomas Francis Meagher of the Irish Brigade, Union general Phil Sheridan, and Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. He will also cover the 1863 New York City Draft Riots and the 1866 invasion of Upper Canada by the Fenian Brotherhood.
Dr. Keating is a past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable meets at Judson Manor (Chester and 107th). The lecture will begin at about 8 PM.