Irish Brigade

Irish Brigade (HM2U9)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.832', W 77° 27.249'

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2nd Brigade, 1st Div., II Corps
Army of the Potomac
While posted here in the early morning of Dec. 13, 1862, the men of the Irish Brigade placed sprigs of boxwood in their caps in honor of their Irish heritage. Later in the day, they took part in the futile assaults against confederate positions on Marye's Heights. After the battle, the Union dead closest to the Confederate positions wore sprigs of boxwood in their caps.

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88th NY? ?? ? ?17 ? ? ? ? ? 97? ? ? ? ? ? ?13
63rd NY? ?? ?? ? 2 ? ? ? ? ? 38? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?4
28th MA ? ? ?? 14 ? ? ? ? 124? ? ? ? ? ?? 28
116th PA? ? ?? ? 7? ? ? ? ? ?67? ? ? ? ? ?? 14

To the sons of Erin
who put God, country, and duty before self,
we must never forget
the sacrifices they made for our freedom.
Erin go braugh.
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HM NumberHM2U9
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285389 N 4241640
Decimal Degrees38.29720000, -77.45415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.832', W 77° 27.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 49.92" N, 77° 27' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-299 Sophia St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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