Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mort Kunstler's 2015 Civil War Calendar for September-- Part 1

ABSOLUTION BEFORE VICTORY

Members of the Irish Brigade are lines up off a road, holding their hats in the air while a mounted officer holds his sword aloft and a priest does absolution, I'm guessing, also from horseback.  The U.S. flag is being held alongside the famous green harp flag.

IRISH BRIGADE AT ANTIETAM, SEPT. 17, 1862.  The Irish Brigade served in the 1st Division of the 2nd Corps in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.  The men bravely fought and suffered many casualties in difficult assignments, as was displayed when the 2nd Corps was assigned to a position later called "Bloody Lane" during the Battle of Antietam.

--Old Secesh


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