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The Irish Brigade
« on: July 12, 2021, 02:31:54 pm »
The Irish Brigade


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. The Irish Brigade was known in part for its famous war cry, the "Faugh a Ballaugh", which is an anglicization of the Irish phrase, fág an bealach, meaning "clear the way" and used in varius Irish-majority military units founded due to the Irish diaspora. Of all Union army brigades, none suffered more combat dead than the Irish Brigade during America's Civil War.

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1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
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9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
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55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
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Re: The Irish Brigade
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 08:45:43 pm »
good luck <3333

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 03:08:27 pm »
thanks Kubus

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Re: The Irish Brigade
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 07:30:46 pm »
Best of luck you guys.  ;)




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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 04:10:58 pm »
Best of luck you guys.  ;)

thank you Zander