The Irish Brigade at Gettysburg- Presented by the Lawrence County Historical Society

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6:30 PM

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Lawrence County Historical Society Annex
408 N. Jefferson St.
New Castle, PA 16101

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Tucked into the woods along Gettysburg National Military Park’s Sickle’s Avenue stands tall a Celtic cross, shadowing the Irish Wolfhound. The monument represents the valor of five regiments who, battered and beaten from engagement months prior in Antietam and Fredericksburg, triumphantly secured the Union line as part of Sickle’s army.

The story of the Irish Brigade is among the most popular told at Gettysburg. The iconic trefoil emblem of the United States’ Second Corps is proudly emblazed above the Irish Brigade marker. While the Irish Brigade would suffer great casualties that day, its story is remarkable and a great reminder of the Irish pride and legacy at Gettysburg.

Join us to hear the fascinating story surrounding THE IRISH BRIGADE AT GETTYSBURG as told by James Carnes, graduate of Edinboro State College, American History, Government and Economics at Grove City High School for 20 years and Adjunct Professor at Grove City College for 16 years.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve a seat, stop by the LCHS Annex or contact us by calling (724) 658-4022 Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays between 11 AM and 4 PM.



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