All Blog Posts Tagged '69th' (13)

Dennis O’Kane and the Philadelphia Brigade of the Pennsylvania 69th

Excerpts from James Francis Smith’s The Civil War’s Valiant Irish

The Begining

The Derry native nodded to his brigadier commander, Joshua Owen. Not expecting nor receiving a return greeting, he didn’t bother to salute. O’Kane crossed to the most distant campfire, where Duffy and Devereux joined him. His first question was a repeat of one he asked every night.

“Is that bastid Welshman drunk or sober?”

Tonight, Duffy responded. “He’s well on his way, but not there…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 30, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Irish Fight for Union Resounds

(First published 1/9/12) Patrick Young is a blogger for Long Island Wins, a communications and organizing campaign focused on immigrants’ needs and immigration reform in Long Island, in New York State.  In his blogs, he has written extensively on the experiences of immigrants in America, including an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Remembering Dan Kelly of Tir Chonaill

Scarsdale, N.Y. (First publish 11/9/10) -- If there was ever a man who demonstrated that one need not raise one's voice to shrillness to be heard, it was Donegal native Dan Kelly, a successful entrepreneur who spent a good part of his last few decades furthering the heritage of his people, on both sides of the Atlantic. For those efforts, and with great…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Gallant But Futile Charge -- The 69th at Bull Run

This article on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

On the Eve of Battle In Part 3 of 5 drawn from D.P. Conyngham's account of the 69th at Bull Run, the regiment watches first blood drawn at Blackburn's Ford.

This five-part series on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE Part 5: Bravery of the Sixty-ninth.-Defeat of the Union forces.-Capture of Colonel Corcoran

This five-part series on the 69th New York">Irish Brigade at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Encounter With the Foe Part 2 of 5: The 69th New York marches out of Fort Corcoran and faces a Confederate line of battle.

This five-part series on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Call to Arms Part 1: The 69th New York departs triumphantly for Washington and prepares for war.

This five-part series on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York Herald.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

'The Fighting 69th' Makes History, Yet Again

By Gerry Regan

The emblem of the Washington Artillery of the Louisiana National Guard.

NEW YORK -- More than 150 years after its founding, the 69th Infantry continues to make history, today in conjunction…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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