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The Irish Brigade at Gettysburg

February 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm EST

The Irish Brigade monument at Gettysburg of a Celtic cross, shadowing the Irish Wolfhound

Join us to hear the fascinating story surrounding THE IRISH BRIGADE AT GETTYSBURG

As told by James Carnes, graduate of Edinboro State College, American History, Government & Economics at Grove City High School for 20 years and Adjunct Professor at Grove City College for 16 years.

Tucked into the woods along Gettysburg National Military Park’s Sickle’s Avenue stands tall a Celtic cross, shadowing the Irish Wolfhound. The monument represents the valor of five regiments who, battered and beaten from engagement months prior in Antietam and Fredericksburg, triumphantly secured the Union line as part of Sickle’s army.

The story of the Irish Brigade is among the most popular told at Gettysburg. The iconic trefoil emblem of the United States’ Second Corps is proudly emblazed above the Irish Brigade marker. While the Irish Brigade would suffer great casualties that day, its story is remarkable and a great reminder of the Irish pride and legacy at Gettysburg.

Tickets are $5/ person. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

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DATE OF EVENT: Wednesday February 22, 202, 6:30 pm
LOCATION OF EVENT: Lawrence County Historical Society Annex
408 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle PA 16101

408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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