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IIRC that was shortly before some massive waves of immigration into the USA and Canada.

I remember at Manassas battlefield park seeing the flag of an all Irish regiment from New York, A gold harp on a green field. Filled with Irish immigrants. One thing that the Union had over the Confederacy was this stream of immigrants while the South's lost soldiers had no replacements.
Ah! "The Fighting 69th" here's a link: https:/www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory.com/gettysburg-battle/gettysburg-museum-of-history-merchandise /69th-regiment-irish-brigade-flag

by StillInTheWilderness on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 02:59:11 AM EST
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It was shortly AFTER the great Famine which reduced the population by more than two million (or 25%) due to a combination of starvation and forced emigration.

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