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From: "Marilyn Bess" <>
Subject: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 17:16:18 -0500


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From: "Marilyn Bess" <>
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Subject: Re: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers


> From my answer.com
> The significance of the Scotch-Irish in North America might be summarized
> by their numbers at the end of the "great migration." Comprising no less
> than 10 to 15 percent of the population in the United States by 1776, they
> became ardent supporters of the American Revolution and were the backbone
> of Washington's army;
>
> As the historian George Bancroft summarized their support in the early
> years of the war, "the first voice publicly raised in America to dissolve
> all connection with Great Britain came, not from the Puritans of New
> England, nor from the Dutch of New York, nor from the cavaliers from
> Virginia, but from the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians."
>
> They were the bulb of the confederacy in the American Civil War.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Erwin" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 3:19 PM
> Subject: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers
>
>
>> Does anyone know the % of Scotch-Irish soldiers in the American Rev. War?
>> Or the % of S I soldiers in the Confederate and Union armies?
>>
>> John
>>
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