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By Don Ernsberger

"They got here from the Irish neighborhoods of Philadelphia. on the backside of the social strata, they have been the workers; the railroad employees; the canal diggers and the dock staff continually “last employed – first fired”. In 1861, at first of the Civil warfare, numerous Philadelphia Irish local defense force businesses joined jointly to volunteer their providers to the Union military and may finally develop into the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers”.
From September 1861 to April 1865 those males could struggle in each significant conflict with the military of the Potomac. Of the 1007 males who left Philadelphia in September 1861 simply fifty six might stay at Appomattox Courthouse. all of the relaxation have been killed, wounded, taken prisoner, abandoned or died of sickness. In these 4 years, the regiment will be in thick of the combating at Savage Station, Glendale, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse , chilly Harbor and the Petersburg siege. At Gettysburg, on July third, they might 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 through foot greater than 30 miles consistent with 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 2d and helped repel the assault of Wright’s Georgia brigade. On July three they might be there to protect their wall opposed to Pickett’s attack. In that struggle they might lose their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, significant and feature forty eight different males killed, seventy four wounded and 17 taken prisoner. The regiment held company as devices to their correct and left fell again. nearly surrounded they might carry till strengthened by way of Union forces speeding to the scene of conflict. This ebook is their story--- the tale of the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers” at Gettysburg.
The writer tested the compiled provider documents and pension documents of all males within the regiment at Gettysburg. He tested their scientific records.
He introduces the reader to all the 322 lads of the regiment at Gettysburg their birthplaces, occupations, other halves, childrens and army record.
The writer areas them of their corporation conflict line positions and examines in minute by means of minute element the total July 3rd attack and the influence that assault had on every one guy within the regiment"

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