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Title:
The Irish Brigade in the Civil War : the 69th New York and other Irish regiments of the Army of the Potomac
Author:
Bilby, Joseph G.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Remember Fontenoy
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published under the title: Remember Fontenoy! Hightstown, N.J. : Longstreet House, 1995.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1450 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780938289975
Format :
Book

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Central Library E493.5.I683 B55 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

The unveiling of the Irish Brigade Memorial at Antietam this year focuses attention on one of the most colourful units of the American Civil War. Despite its distinguished record and key role in the war, no detailed history of the brigade has been written in 130 years.Made up largely of New York Irishmen, the Brigade made a decisive contribution to the Union victory at Antietam, suffered fearfully in a gallant charge at Fredericksburg, and made a famous stand in the Wheatfield on the second day at Gettysburg, as depicted in the recent film.The full co-operation of the present-day 69th New York National Guard helped make possible the compilation of this detailed account, which includes 13 period maps and 270 illustrations, many of them rare photos from private collections. The original hardcover limited edition of Bilby's book quickly sold out to re-enactors, veteran and active members of the 69th Regiment, and hard-core Civil War collectors the Combined Publishing trade paperback is the first edition made available directly to the general public.Joseph G. Bilby is a popular columnist for the Civil War News and a veteran of the current 69th Regiment. He is also the author of Civil War Firearms.


Author Notes

Joseph G. Bilby is a popular columnist for the Civil War News and a veteran of the current 69th Regiment. He is also the author of Civil War Firearms.


Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. iv
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Chapter 1 Remember Ireland and Fontenoyp. 3
Chapter 2 Like Brothers in a Fightp. 31
Chapter 3 Sorrow Hangs as a Shroudp. 49
Chapter 4 There They Are!p. 73
Chapter 5 We Run This Machine Now!p. 95
Chapter 6 Veteran Soldiers Wept like Childrenp. 113
Epilogue: Where Are the Othersp. 129
Recessional "The Work Is Finished"p. 133
Appendix I Meagher of the Swordp. 135
Appendix II The "Wild Geese" -- Irish Exiles in Foreign Servicep. 145
Appendix III Small Arms and the Irish Brigadep. 147
Photo Galleryp. 167
Notesp. 239
Bibliography: Books, Pamphlets and Published Documentsp. 253
General Indexp. 261

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