Irish Brigade at Gettysburg

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick is the author for our Irish Brigade at Gettysburg series.

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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 1
n 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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 2
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.”
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 3
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 4
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 5
In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Licensed Battlefield Guide John Fitzpatrick describes the advance, terrain and tactics in the Wheatfield and Stony Hill, the Irish Brigade’s attack and temporary victory against B.G. Kershaw’s South Carolinians as well as the Irish Brigade’s retreat through an enveloping cross-fire.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 6
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 7
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 8
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 9
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 10
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 11
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.
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Irish Brigade at Gettysburg Part 12
In today’s Irish Brigade Post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Emeritus John Fitzpatrick explains that the Fighting 69th is still a unit in the New York Army National Guard, and some of their post-Civil War accomplishments.
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