Thursday, July 17, 2008

Irish Brigade - Gettysburg

Flowers are left in remembrance between the paws of a wolfhound at the base of the Irish Brigade monument on the Stony Hill near the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. The Irish Brigade had won its fighting reputation on earlier battlefields, and was severely reduced in numbers at Gettysburg as a result. Regardless, the brigade performed well again, this time in the confusion swirling around the small field at the center of action on the second day. (Click image for larger view).

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