The Battle of Glendale was fought on June 30th 1862 during the Seven Days Battles in Virginia, when Confederate forces attacked their Federal counterparts as part of the Peninsula Campaign.

Among the Union troops that day were the 69th Pennsylvania ‘Irish Volunteers’ who on June 26th next will have their service at the battle honoured with the unveiling of a historic marker at the  site. The marker was sponsored by the 69th Pennsylvania ‘Irish Volunteer’ Civil War Reenactors Organisation and commemorates the Irishmen’s bayonet charge which recaptured a Federal battery that had been lost earlier in the fighting. It is to be placed on a portion of the battlefield recently acquired by the Civil War Preservation Trust, who have issued a press release in advance of the ceremony.