The Irish Brigade at Antietam

Irish Brigade: 29th Massachusetts Infantry, 63rd New York Infantry 69th New York Infantry, 88th New York Infantry

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.
We will visit Bloody Lane and hear the story of the Irish Brigade and others in that pivotal moment of American history. Click here for information on our upcoming tour.

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