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“I Want To See How Irishmen Fight”: The Irish Brigade at Fair Oaks

The Irish Brigade of the Union’s Army of the Potomac is probably most associated with Antietam and Fredericksburg when their battle experiences come to mind. However, their first major combat experience took place during the Peninsula Campaign at the battle … Continue reading

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The Irish Brigade Monument at Antietam

In observance of this week’s anniversary of the battle of Antietam, I want to take a close-up look at the Irish Brigade monument that sits at the southern end of the Sunken Road near the observation tower. Its location and … Continue reading

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