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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:20:30 -0000
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Ulster Sails West W F Marshall

Hi Uncle Sam!
When freedom was denied you,
And imperial might defied you,
Who was it stood beside you
At Quebec and Brandywine?

And dared retreats and dangers,
Red-coats and Hessian strangers,
In the lean, long-rifled Rangers,
And the Pennsylvania Line!

Hi! Uncle Sam!
Wherever there was fighting,
Or wrong that needed writing,
An Ulsterman was sighting
His Kentucky gun with care:

All the road to Yorktown,
>From Lexington to Yorktown,
>From Valley Forge to Yorktown,
That Ulsterman was there!

Hi! Uncle Sam!
Virginia sent her brave men,
The North paraded grave men,
That they might not be slavemen,
But ponder this with calm:

The first to face the Tory,
And the first to lift Old Glory,
Made your war an Ulster story:
Think it over, Uncle Sam!

Edward

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:scotch-irish-
> ] On Behalf Of TODD KERRY BRANDOFF
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 10:06 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers
>
> Hugh is correct about the info from Webb's book, "Born Fighting,"
> regarding the numbers of
> Scots-Irish in the Confederate Army. On page 232, he states, "But the bulk
> of the Confederate Army including most of its leaders, was Scots-Irish..."
> These leaders included Albert Sidney Johnston, Jeb Stuart,
> Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Stonewall Jackson. Robert E. Lee was Scottish.
>
> I am currently reading the book, and it is a very interesting read.
>
> Kerry
> From: Hugh Fullerton<mailto:>
> To: <mailto:>
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 2:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Scotch-Irish soldiers
>
>
> I don't remember the numbers, but I think James Webb, in his book "Born
> Fighting" gives estimates of these. They can only be very general,
> however,
> since S-I was not recognized as an ethnic group, and no one classified
> the
> soldiers anyway. His main thesis is that the Scotch-Irish have done a
> large
> share of the fighting in all U.S. wars, as part of their heritage,
> especially those of S-I descent from the southern Appalachians.
>
> Hugh S. Fullerton
>
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:19 PM, John Erwin
> <<mailto:>> wrote:
>
> > 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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