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Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment

& Brigadier General Michael Corcoran

 
 
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
1. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Inscription.
Ireland's National Monument
to the Fighting 69th Regiment &
Brigadier General Michael Corcoran
Unveiled by
The Honourable Major Michael R. Bloomberg
New York City
22 August 2006

John Perry T.D
Chariman
Ballymore Community Enterprise Ltd.

Pat McGettrick
Sligo Benevolent Association
New York

Monument sculpted by Phillip Flanagan
Project managed by Ruairl O Culv
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 54° 5.417′ N, 8° 31.222′ W. Marker is in Ballymote, County Sligo. Marker is on R293. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Irish of the American Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker in Connacht).
 
Also see . . .  Mayor Bloomberg Dedicates Monument To New York's Fighting 69th In Ballymote, Ireland. The official New York City press release: ...Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today dedicated Ireland’s national monument to New York City’s famed Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard in Ballymote, County Sligo, Ireland. Formed in 1851, the 69th Infantry Regiment won wide notoriety for its members’
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
2. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
bravery and valor in many Civil War battles. The Fighting 69th has served in numerous wars since then, including World War I, World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom; the regiment was also one of the first military units to respond to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center….
(Submitted on July 23, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
3. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
4. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
5. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
6. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
7. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
8. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
9. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment Marker
Location of this marker in relation to the Irish American Civil War Monument as seen in the distance.
<i>Lt. Col. James J. Smith and officers of 69th New York Infantry (Irish Brigade)</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1862
10. Lt. Col. James J. Smith and officers of 69th New York Infantry (Irish Brigade)
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, with a date given as being between 1862 and 1865.
<i>Enlist to-day in the 69th infantry Join the famous Irish regiment…</i> image. Click for full size.
By Empire City Job Print, 1917
11. Enlist to-day in the 69th infantry Join the famous Irish regiment…
Image of recruiting poster courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   10, 11. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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