Civil War Letters

Unearthed Civil War Speeches: Brother to Brother

Read a draft of a speech written by General Brendan Donovan during his tour as a brigadier general in the Union Army.

Unearthed Civil War Letters: My Darling Caoilinn

Read the second letter in our Unearthed Civil War Letters series, written by General Brendan Donovan to his wife, Caoilinn.

Unearthed Civil War Letters: Brendan Donovan

Curious about Irish immigrant and Boss Tweed's trusted lieutenant, General Brendan Donovan? Read Donovan's correspondence with a friend, written during his tour as a brigadier general in the Union Army.