none of the surviving
veterans of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry ever compiled a
regimental history for posterity. There are nonetheless a number of
written sources that chronicle the Civil War service of the unit, some
of its individual soldiers, the Irish Brigade, and other ethnic units
of the Union army. Some of these books are listed here. Several are
available from Amazon.com
and our Amazon-powered 28th
- Adjutant General of Massachusetts. Record
of the Massachusetts Volunteers,1861-1865.
Wright and Potter: Boston, 1868.
- Adjutant General of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Great Civil War.
4 volumes. Norwood Press: Norwood, Massachusetts, 1931.
- Athearn, Robert G. Thomas
Francis Meagher: An Irish Revolutionary in America.
University of Colorado Press: Boulder, Colorado, 1949.
- Barnard, Sandy. Campaigning
With the Irish Brigade: Pvt. John Ryan, 28th Massachusetts.
AST Press: Terre Haute, Indiana, 2001. Also available direct from the
- Barnard, Sandy. Custer's
First Sergeant: John Ryan. AST
Press: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1994.
- Bowen, James L. Massachusetts
in the War, 1861-1865. Clark W.
Bryan: Springfield, Massachusetts, 1889.
- Burton, William. Melting
Pot Soldiers: Ethnic Regiments of the Union Army.
- Conyngham, D.P. The
Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns.
McSorely: New York, 1867. Now reprinted in a fascimile edition by
Fordham University Press with an introduction by L.F. Kohl.
- Corby, William. Memoirs
of Chaplain Life: Three Years with the Irish Brigade in the Army of the
Notre Dame,1893. Now available in a facsimile edition reprint with an
introduction by L.F. Kohl published by Fordham University Press.
- Jones, Paul. The
Irish Brigade. Luce: Washington,
- Kohl, Lawrence F. ed. Irish
Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter Welsh, Color
Sergeant, 28th Massachusetts Volunteers.
Fordham University Press: New York, 1986.
- Spink, Barry.
From Cavan to Cold Harbor: The Life of Colonel Richard Byrnes.
Irish Brigade Association: Throggs Neck, New York, 1994.
- Tucker, Phillip T. ed. The
History of the Irish Brigade: A Collection of Historical Essays.
Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society: Fredericksburg,
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