1862 – The Irish Brigade (Fighting 69th) is decimated by Confederate forces during multiple efforts to take Marye’s Heights.

When the American Civil War broke out, thousands of Irish-born men in both the North and the South volunteered for military service. Some 140,000 served in the Union Army, and they dominated at lea…

Source: 1862 – The Irish Brigade (Fighting 69th) is decimated by Confederate forces during multiple efforts to take Marye’s Heights.

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