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Irish Brigade Monument

Irish Brigade Statue

 

 

New York Irish Brigade Monument- Gettysburg National Military Park. This monument pays tribute to the 3 New York Regiments of the Irish Brigade; the 63rd Regiment, the 69th Regiment (‘Fighting 69th’), and the 88th Regiment. Colonel Patrick Kelly, a native of Co. Galway was the commander of the Irish Brigade at the battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. The monument was sculpted in 1888 by R. O’Donovan. O’Donovan was a native of Ireland and fought at Gettysburg under the Confederate Flag. There were 2 other regiments in the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg; the 116th Pennsylvania Regiment and the 28th Massachusetts Regiment.

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