Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Killed Wounded Missing
69th NY 10 95 23
88th NY 17 97 13
63rd NY 2 38 4
28th MA 14 124 28
116th PA 7 67 14
who put God, country, and duty before self,
we must never forget
the sacrifices they made for our freedom.
Erin go braugh.
Location. 38° 17.832′ N, 77° 27.249′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Sophia Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Middle Passage (within The Slave Ship Othello (within shouting distance of this marker); No Outlet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg City Dock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fredericksburg City Dock (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg City Dock (about 300 feet away); Rocky Lane (about 400 feet away); George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. 'Undaunted Courage': The Irish at Fredericksburg. A three part series on the Irish Brigade, by Joseph E. Gannon and published on The Wild Geese Today webpage. In 1862, the second year of America's Civil War, Meagher's Irish Brigade made two of the most gallant charges in American history, crashing bloodily against a Confederate strongpoint at Antietam's "Bloody Lane" and, 87 days later, attacking Confederates, many Irish, behind Fredericksburg's "Stone Wall." (Submitted on February 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. 'A Half-Murderous Look In Their Eyes' - The Irish Brigade at Marye's Heights. An article by Carl Smith, published in 2004 by Osprey Publishing Limited. "Confederate General D.H. Hill recognized the Irish Brigade advancing: 'There are those damned green flags again,' he muttered." (Submitted on February 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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