Monday October 26, 2020

Removing statues cannot erase history

Should ‘historical correctness’ reach even into our National Museum, to erase the Irish who fought for the US Confederacy?

20th August, 2017

Are there lessons for us to draw from Charlottesville? The National Museum of Ireland has a permanent exhibition, Soldiers and Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550. Among the items on view are some belonging to Major General Patrick Cleburne (1828-1864) and the 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Irish) of the Confederate Army. They are on loan from the Tennessee State Museum.

Indeed, any casual glance at the list of Confederate army units...

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