Peter Tait A Limerick Entrepreneur

Clothing the Confederacy: Taits of Limerick


Sir Perer Tait

Sir Peter Tait was born in Scotland in 1828, but moved to Limerick at a young age. In 1844 he obtained a job working as a shop assistant in the Cumine and Mitchell department store. However, when trade grew slow Tait lost his position, …

Publish Date: 05/11/2010 19:16

EVERYTHING IRISH AMERICAN: Guest Post: American Civil War

made in Ireland in the early 1860s at the factory of Peter Tait and Company in Limerick City. I decided to check this out and I came up with some very interesting information. The jacket on display in Collins Barracks is in fact on loan …

Publish Date: 08/20/2010 9:48

Peter Tait’s Limerick « Irish in the American Civil War

The remains of the factory are still visible in Limerick today, and its owner Sir Peter Tait’s memory lives on through one of the city’s most recognisable monuments. The remains of the Tait Clothing Factory on Lord Edward Street in …

Publish Date: 10/30/2010 19:03
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  1. says

    If you are interested in the uniforms of Peter Tait, I respectfully offer that you might consider reading my book on the topic: Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland.

    With over 132 color images and exhaustive end notes, it is a comprehensive study of the contribution of Peter Tait & Co. to the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

    You can find additional information about the book at my website:

    You may also contact me with any questions or comments at:

    Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.


    Frederick R. Adolphus

    Frederick R. Adolphus

  2. Lisa Silas says

    I am interested in reading more on Sir Peter Tait and his family. Are there other books also? James L. Tait was my grgr grandfather. The family here would like to collect as much info as possible.
    Thank You

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