Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Famed Irish Brigade

Of course, this consisted mostly of men of Irish descent.

It consisted of five regiments, but originally was made up of three regiments:

69th New York
63rd New York
88th New York

It was later joined by the 29th Massachusetts who disliked having to fight alongside Irish and after the Battle of Antietam was replaced by the 28th Massachusetts and then the 116th Pennsylvania were added.

--Old Secesh

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