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    IMPERIAL SIZE ALBUMEN BRADY PHOTOGRAPH 69TH IRISH BRIGADE 1861. The Irish Brigade was an infantry brigade that served in the American Civil War, consisting predominantly of Irish immigrants. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the "Fighting 69th", continued in later wars. They were known in part for their famous war-cry, the "faugh a ballagh", which is an old Gaelic phrase, meaning "clear the way".

    Col. Corcoran was in the process of being court-martialed when the Civil War erupted. Needing as many men at arms as quickly as possible, the Army dropped the charges and rushed the 69th to Virginia. At the battle of Bull Run (UTC) (First Manassas), the regiment served under the command of Colonel William T. Sherman, and was one of the few Union regiments to retain cohesion after the defeat, despite the wounding and capture of Col. Corcoran by Confederate forces. The 69th served as the Army of the Potomac's rear guard during the disorganized retreat to the defenses. Very rare Imperial size Brady image. "Brady's Incidents of the War, Fort Corcoran, Virginia. 69th Reg. N. Y. S. T. at Service". The card measures 16" x 12.75", this imperial size albumen image measures 14.5" x 10.5". Printed on card: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1861 by M. B. Brady in the Clerks Office of the District of Columbia."

    Condition: Very fine.


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