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  • Angelina Dugan🍀

    New York Infantry Irish Brigade.

  • Joe Beckwith Sr

    American Civil War | Civil War, Irish Brigade, American Civil War

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    The 69th NY, part of the fabled Irish Brigade, was created using Irish immigrants from New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts by Thomas Francis Meagher. Their nickname was the 'Sons of Erin' and their motto was 'Faugh A Ballaugh' or 'Clear the Way'. The Irish Brigade were known as fearless fighters and lost many men during the war. In fact, by 1863, they had lost 2,700 of 3,000 men. They lost another 300 out of 600 during the Battle of Gettysburg

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Group from Irish Brigade, July 1862, Harrison's Landing, Virginia. The Irish Brigade was an infantry brigade, consisting predominantly of Irish Americans, that served in the Union Army. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the “Fighting 69th”, continued in later wars. The Irish Brigade was known in part for its famous war cry, the “faugh a ballagh”, which is an anglicization of the Irish phrase, fág an bealach, meaning “clear the way”.

The Irish Brigade by Nance

Irish Brigade monument, Gettysburg.

the Irish Brigade-69th and 88th NY

Irish Brigade Antietam Monument!Maybe some of my ancestors were in the Irish Brigade as my family is from Ireland and New York....

Irish boy arrived in New York [1920]

Irish Brigade In The Civil War: The 69th New York And Other Irish Regiments Of The Army Of The Potomac by Joseph G. Bilby

Irish Brigade Memorial at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland honors the Irish volunteers of the 63rd, 69th and 88th New York Voluntary Infantry. Those bold Fenian men of the Irish Brigade witnessed the horrors of the Sunken Road.

Thomas Francis Meagher ( August 3, 1823 – July 1, 1867) was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general.[1] He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union.

Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*