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The 69th New York State Militia in Howard County

Service at Annapolis Junction, 4/29/1861-5/2/1861

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WIKIPEDIA - “The 69th Infantry Regiment traces its Civil War honors through three units, the 1st Regiment of the Irish Brigade (69th Infantry New York State Volunteers (NYSV) (1st Regiment of the Irish Brigade)), the 182nd New York Volunteer Infantry (69th Artillery, serving as infantry, the 1st Regiment of Corcoran's Legion) and the 69th National Guard Infantry (State Militia). The Irish Brigade was noted for its ability to tackle tough missions. As one war correspondent said during the Civil War, “When anything absurd, forlorn, or desperate was to be attempted, the Irish Brigade was called upon.”[8]

The 69th New York Militia was called up and sent to Washington in April 1861. After engaging in the assault in the First Battle of Bull Run, the regiment, along with the Fire Zouaves, formed the rear-guard of the Union Army and protected it as it made its retreat towards Washington.”

units/69th_new_york_state_militia.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/21 10:27 by admin