The irish at gettysburg civil war series phillip thomas tucker phd on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers at the outbreak of the civil war irish citizens on both sides of the mason dixon answered the call to arms that was no more evident than at the battle of gettysburg. The irish brigade was an infantry brigade consisting predominantly of irish americans that served in the union army in the american civil war the designation of the first regiment in the brigade the 69th new york infantry or the fighting 69th continued in later wars. Remembering the many irish lost at gettysburg wednesday july 03 2013 hundreds of irish died in the civil war battle 150 years ago but they and 35000 other dead irish have not been recognised . About the irish brigade at gettysburg the irish brigade was one of the legendary units of the civil war three of its regiments were from new york the other two were the 28th massachusetts and the 116th pennsylvania with its numbers horribly thinned at antietam and fredericksburg the three new york regiments could barely muster two weak
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