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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg

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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Esq. is host for a series on the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg. 

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 1: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick introduces us to the series on the Irish Brigade and brings the Irish to the battlefield at Gettysburg.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 2: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick shows their position in the Order of Battle of the Federal Army of the Potomac, and in John’s words, “their unique heritage of defiance to overweening, arbitrary authority and a profound spiritual and ecumenical moment prior to their deployment into the battle at the Wheatfield and Stony Hill on July 2, 1863.”

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 3: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick shows how the Irish Brigade left the area of the Pennsylvania State Monument and marched to the John Weikert Farm.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 4: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick shows how the Irish Brigade advanced from the John Weikert Farm to the Wheatfield.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 5: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick shows how the Irish Brigade advanced across the Wheatfield, took the Stony Hill, and were then forced to retreat.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 6: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick shows how the typical uniform of a member of the Irish Brigade, and some of their equipment.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 7: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick shows challenges of firing in line of battle, and discuses the other, “Wild Geese” Irish Brigade in history and that relationship to the Battle of Gettysburg.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 8: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick explains how Cobb’s Georgians drove the Irish from the area of the Wheatfield after defeating the Irish at Fredericksburg.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 9: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick shows the Irish Brigade’s line of battle on the Stony Hill, and discusses the legacy of the Irish Brigade.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 10: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick shows features on the monuments to the 116th Pennsylvania, 28th Massachusetts, and the New York Irish Brigade regiments. John will also describe various ways in which the Irish Brigade Soldiers who fought in the Wheatfield and Stony Hill on July 2, 1863 left us all a legacy.

Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 11: Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick

In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick explains some events at the dedication of the Irish Brigade Monument and President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland. The first leader of any nation to address a Joint Session of the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland was President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on June 28, 1963. At the beginning of his speech he honored the Irish immigrants who fought for the United States of America in our country’s Civil War. In that same speech he donated the restored “Second” Green Flag of the 69th New York Volunteer Infantry to the people of Ireland.