Saturday, June 26, 2010

New York Irish

We learn by a private letter received by one of our business men from Richmond, that 26 Irish members of the 69th New York Regiment have left the “__ Wreck” and joined the Confederate forces in Virginia. The 69th is an old established Regiment and has enjoyed a considerable reputation for drilling. We would not be surprised if we should have the entire Regiment ‘ere long.

- "The Irish Leaving Lincoln" Mobile Register, June 18, 1861, Page 2.

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