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IRISH BRIGADE MARKER









Irish Marker

   


IRISH BRIGADE
2nd BRIGADE, 1st DIV., II CORPS
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC


While posted here, in the early morning of Dec. 13, 1862, the men of the Irish Brigade, placed sprigs of Boxwood in their caps in honor of their Irish Heritage. Later in the day, they took part in the futile assaults against Confederate positions on Marye's Heights. After the battle, the Union dead closest to the Confederate positions wore sprigs of Boxwood in their caps.


69th
88th
63rd
28th
116th


NY
NY
NY
MA
PA

KILLED
10
17
2
14
7

WOUNDED
95
97
38
124
67

MISSING
23
13
4
20
14
TO THE SONS OF ERIN
WHO PUT GOD, COUNTRY, AND DUTY BEFORE SELF.
WE MUST NEVER FORGET
THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE FOR OUR FREEDOM.
ERIN GO BRAUGH.


   



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