All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Brigade' (12)


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The History of the Irish Brigade

Bert Cunningham, historian of the 69th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard, spoke about the history of the Fighting…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on March 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Irish Brigade Clears Way for Governor Mario Cuomo, March 1991

New York -- News of the passing of former New York state Governor Mario Cuomo reminds me of one of several serendipitous encounters I had with the Governor, whom I once happily envisioned as US president. With his flights of eloquence, his progressive views, and staunch…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 12 - January 18

Edmund Burke c. 1767/69, by Joshua Reynolds

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 12, 1729, Edmund Burke, one of the greatest…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 8 - December 14

Smithsonian Institute

James Hoban and George Washington inspect the unfinished White House in 1798. Washington would never live in it.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 15 - September 21

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto. Spoleto was a walled city south of Florence with the fortress of Rocca on the side…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Band of Brothers: The Day the Irish Brigade Saved the 9th Massachusetts, part 2

The green flag of the 9th MA. Over the eagle it says, "THY SONS BY ADOPTION - THY FIRM SUPPORTERS AND DEFENDERS - DUTY, AFFECTION AND CHOICE"…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Band of Brothers: The Day the Irish Brigade Saved the 9th Massachusetts

Historical Art Prints

"Brothers of Ireland," by Don Troiani, depicts the 69th New York and 9th…
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Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Mysterious Provenance of Kylemore’s Battle Flag



From 1702 to 1714, western Europe was engaged in a war involving, on the one side Spain and France, on the other a coalition of states headed by the Holy Roman…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

Sisters Seek Funds for Legendary Kylemore Abbey

By Gerry Regan / The (New) Wild Geese

New York -- Nuns from the Irish Benedictines, who count themselves as cloistered nuns who "are focused on staying …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Remember Cremona: France's Irish Brigade Saves the King's Army

National Museum of Ireland

The flag of Dillon's Regiment, Irish Brigade of France.

By Joseph E. Gannon Managing…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

The Deadliest Day: The Irish Brigade at Bloody Lane, September 17, 1862

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor

(Left: Father Corby blesses the Brigade as it steps off, in "Sons of Erin" by artist Don Troiani.)

"He…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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