Today, on St. Patrick's Day, as I continue preparations for our May 2-5 battlefield tour of Antietam, I was put in mind of the Irish Brigade monument there. Regular visitors to the park know they can find it near Bloody Lane, at the base of the stone Observation Tower.
See also this NPS page on the Irish Brigade Monument at Antietam
|Close up of monument plaque. NPS Photo|
|Irish Brigade Monument. NPS Photo|
|A bronze portrait of Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher is on the back of the monument. NPS Photo|