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Is is true during the American Civil War the South were Scotch-Irish & North Unionists were Irish Catholics?

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Is is true during the American Civil War the South were Scotch-Irish & North Unionists were Irish Catholics?

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David Davis

The Ulster-Scots, (the preferred term) and the Catholic Irish settled in both the North and the South. Most Ulster Scots came to America prior to the American Revolution and original settled primarily in Pennsylvania and the southern frontier. The Catholic Irish on the other hand tended to come to America after the revolution during the 19th century industrial revolution and settled mainly in the North because that is where the industrial jobs were. There was of course exception. Grant was of Ulster-Scottish extraction, while Patrick Cleburne, (called the Stonewall Jackson of the South), was from what is today the Irish Republic.

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You know, that never crossed my mind but it certainly seems that way, doesn’t it? These famous, top ranking Confederates were all Scotch-Irish. Jefferson Davis (Confederacy President) Nathan Bedford Forrest (Confederate General) Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson (Confederate General) J.E.B. Stuart (Confederate General) There was only ONE Union Scotch-Irish on that list, Ulysses S Grant (President) . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sco‚Ķ Then you have all the famous Scotch-Irish “Whiskey Boys” in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Every single one of them was Scotch-Irish, traditional bourbon distillers. There were a lot of them too! The Whiskey Rebellion almost turned into a full blown mini-war and the government had to send in the army of a couple thousand troops to crush it. Georgia actually had a LAW prohibiting Catholics to settle there. The South was NOT a very ‘Catholic Friendly’ place Look at t

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