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St. Patrick's Day in the Army- Jumping the Ditch by Ediwn Forbes (Library of Congress)

St. Patrick’s Day in the Army of the Potomac, 1863

St. Patrick’s Day was an important occasion for all the Irish regiments in the Union Army, and those in the Army of the Potomac were no different. The fighting of 1862 had turned these Irish volunteers into veterans, and many had fallen at battles such as Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill and Antietam. Memories of the […]

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