Don Ernsberger's At The Wall : The 69th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: The 69th PDF

By Don Ernsberger

"They got here from the Irish neighborhoods of Philadelphia. on the backside of the social strata, they have been the employees; the railroad employees; the canal diggers and the dock staff constantly “last employed – first fired”. In 1861, before everything of the Civil conflict, a number of Philadelphia Irish local armed forces businesses joined jointly to volunteer their companies to the Union military and may ultimately turn into the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers”.
From September 1861 to April 1865 those males might struggle in each significant conflict with the military of the Potomac. Of the 1007 males who left Philadelphia in September 1861 in simple terms fifty six may stay at Appomattox Courthouse. the entire relaxation have been killed, wounded, taken prisoner, abandoned or died of illness. In these 4 years, the regiment will be in thick of the battling at Savage Station, Glendale, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse , chilly Harbor and the Petersburg siege. At Gettysburg, on July third, they might carry the wall on the union centre opposed to Pickett’s department.
The 69th Pennsylvania marched north with the second one Corps of their pursuit of Lee in June of 1863, every now and then touring via foot greater than 30 miles according to day. They arrived in Pennsylvania at the first of July and occupied the centre of the Union line the following morning. They occupied their wall on July 2d and helped repel the assault of Wright’s Georgia brigade. On July three they'd be there to protect their wall opposed to Pickett’s attack. In that struggle they'd lose their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, significant and feature forty eight different males killed, seventy four wounded and 17 taken prisoner. The regiment held enterprise as devices to their correct and left fell again. nearly surrounded they might carry till bolstered by means of Union forces speeding to the scene of conflict. This ebook is their story--- the tale of the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers” at Gettysburg.
The writer tested the compiled provider documents and pension documents of all males within the regiment at Gettysburg. He tested their clinical records.
He introduces the reader to the entire 322 lads of the regiment at Gettysburg their birthplaces, occupations, other halves, childrens and armed forces record.
The writer areas them of their corporation conflict line positions and examines in minute through minute aspect the full July 3rd attack and the impression that assault had on each one guy within the regiment"

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