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Re: [TalkAntietam] why Irish?

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  • Scott Hann
    Jake, That s absolutely right. To me it s always been the 13th s monument, and the other infantry regiments tagged along. Scott ... From: Joseph Pierro
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      That's absolutely right. To me it's always been the "13th's" monument, and
      the other infantry regiments tagged along.


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      From: Joseph Pierro
      Date: 9/17/2007 11:41:51 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] why Irish?

      In the context of Antietam, the 13th's experience may not sound all that
      noteworthy, but recall that the only other Jersey infantry was the 1st
      through the 4th (from Slocum's division of the Sixth Corp)s. So in terms of
      New Jersey's contribution to the fighting (Hexamer's battery aside), the
      13th was the standout unit, and Irish's gallant if vain advance was recalled
      as the most heroic vignette of its struggle.


      BTW: Virginia just announced the formation of a 15-man sesquicentennial
      commission last week. (12 of the 15 members being politicans from our state
      legislature, which gives me pause as to what if any good will come of the
      body.) Has Maryland started moving in this regard? (The Feds still haven't.)

      I'm hoping the 150th isn't a replay of the centennial, where the CW got
      condensed into "Sumter," "Gettysburg," and "Appomattox." Come 2012, I'm
      crossing my fingers that Sharpsburg finally gets its fair share of the


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