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Faculty lecture: Dr. John Quinn

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 - 4 p.m.

Location: McKillop Library atrium

Event Type: Academic Events

Audience: Continuing Education Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Dr. John Quinn, professor in the Department of History, will present "Divided Loyalties: The Irish in Civil War Newport" as part of the McKillop Library's faculty lecture series.

The Civil War was especially hard on Newport's Irish residents, who were mostly recent immigrants and didn't feel they had much of a stake in the war. Still, after the fall of Fort Sumter, many Irish Newporters enlisted and fought bravely for the North. However, over time, the city's Irish grew disillusioned and were less willing to shed their blood in what was seeming to be a war without end.