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The Irish brigade and its campaigns
Conyngham, David Power, 1840-1883.
Publication Information:
New York : Fordham University Press, 1994.
Physical Description:
xxx, 616 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1290 Lexile.
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E493.5.I683 C66 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Few brigades of the Civil War can boast of a record as distinguished as that of New York's 69th, yet it has never fully received the attention warranted by its record of military excellence, distinctive reputation, and the unusual perspective its members brought to the Civil War. In fact, the 69th was engaged in nearly every major action of the eastern theater; its military reputation was well deserved and its combat casualties, which are some of the highest of the war, are testimony to the soldiers' collective bravery and patriotism.

In his post as war correspondent for the New York Herald, Capt. David Power Conygham was required to be an eyewitness to the many battles on which he reported - some of the experiences he would later describe when writing the history of the Irish Brigade. Conygham's account of the Irish Brigade is one of the best - filled with vivid accounts of battle, wit and humor, and an appendix of scrupulously gathered biographical data on the men who served the unit.

Author Notes

Lawrence Frederick Kohl is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and series editor of the Irish in the Civil War.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction the Irish Brigade, Irish-America, and David Power Conynghamp. ix
Notesp. xxvi
Prefacep. 5
Chapter I

p. 19

Chapter II

p. 47

Chapter III

p. 71

Chapter IV

p. 93

Chapter V

p. 103

Chapter VI

p. 117

Chapter VII

p. 137

Chapter VIII

p. 163

Chapter IX

p. 182

Chapter X

p. 210

Chapter XI

p. 228

Chapter XII

p. 265

Chapter XIII

p. 276

Chapter XIV

p. 286

Chapter XV

p. 309

Chapter XVI

p. 323

Chapter XVIII

p. 355

Chapter XVIII

p. 388

Chapter XIX

p. 415

Chapter XX

p. 424

Chapter XXI

p. 438

Chapter XXII

p. 445

Chapter XXIII

p. 449

Chapter XXIV

p. 455

Chapter XXV

p. 460

Chapter XVII

p. 467

Chapter XXVII

p. 470

Chapter Xxviii. Battle of the Weldon Railroad.--Casualties.--Prisoners

p. 477

Chapter XXIX

p. 482

Chapter XXX

p. 490

Chapter XXXI

p. 495

Chapter XXXII

p. 502

Chapter XXXIII

p. 514

Appendixp. 531
Indexp. 601