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"They got here from the Irish neighborhoods of Philadelphia. on the backside of the social strata, they have been the employees; the railroad staff; the canal diggers and the dock employees continuously “last employed – first fired”. In 1861, firstly of the Civil conflict, a number of Philadelphia Irish local military businesses joined jointly to volunteer their providers to the Union military and might finally develop into the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers”.
From September 1861 to April 1865 those males may struggle in each significant conflict with the military of the Potomac. Of the 1007 males who left Philadelphia in September 1861 in basic terms fifty six might stay at Appomattox Courthouse. all of the relaxation have been killed, wounded, taken prisoner, abandoned or died of disorder. In these 4 years, the regiment will be in thick of the struggling with at Savage Station, Glendale, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse , chilly Harbor and the Petersburg siege. At Gettysburg, on July third, they'd carry the wall on the union centre opposed to Pickett’s department.
The 69th Pennsylvania marched north with the second one Corps of their pursuit of Lee in June of 1863, from time to time touring by way of foot greater than 30 miles according to day. They arrived in Pennsylvania at the first of July and occupied the centre of the Union line the subsequent morning. They occupied their wall on July second and helped repel the assault of Wright’s Georgia brigade. On July three they might be there to safeguard their wall opposed to Pickett’s attack. In that struggle they'd lose their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, significant and feature forty eight different males killed, seventy four wounded and 17 taken prisoner. The regiment held enterprise as devices to their correct and left fell again. virtually surrounded they might carry until eventually strengthened through Union forces speeding to the scene of conflict. This publication is their story--- the tale of the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers” at Gettysburg.
The writer tested the compiled provider files and pension records of all males within the regiment at Gettysburg. He tested their clinical records.
He introduces the reader to the entire 322 lads of the regiment at Gettysburg their birthplaces, occupations, better halves, teenagers and armed forces record.
The writer areas them of their corporation conflict line positions and examines in minute by means of minute element the whole July 3rd attack and the impact that assault had on each one guy within the regiment"

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