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    Army of the Potomac, II Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade "Irish Brigade"





    About the Irish Brigade

    The Irish Brigade consisting of 1st Battalion 69th New York Infantry, We have decided to form a semi-realistic Brigade of Infantry. This Brigade is EU/NA




    History of the Regiment



    Motto: "They shall never retreat from the charge of lances"
    The Irish Brigade was an infantry brigade, consisting predominantly of Irish Americans, that served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the "Fighting 69th", continued in later wars. The Irish Brigade was known in part for its famous war cry, the "vaugh a ballaugh", which is an anglicization of the Irish phrase, fág an bealach, meaning "clear the way". According to Fox's Regimental Losses, of all Union army brigades, only the 1st Vermont Brigade and Iron Brigade suffered more combat dead than the Irish Brigade during America's Civil War.

    The formation of an Irish Brigade was authorized by the Secretary of War Simon Cameron in September 1861. The brigade originally consisted of the 63rd New York Infantry, the 69th New York Infantry, and the 88th New York Infantry. The three New York regiments were soon joined by a predominately "Yankee" regiment from Massachusetts, the 29th Massachusetts. The 29th was never fond of being brigaded with three Irish "Fenian" regiments from New York and soon after the Battle of Antietam the 29th was replaced by the 28th Massachusetts Infantry regiment, made up mostly of Irish Immigrants. Soon after that, the City of Philadelphia offered a regiment to the brigade and soon after the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry was added to the brigade, bringing the total number of regiments in the Irish Brigade to five.

    There were three core regiments of the Irish Brigade, the 69th, 88th, and the 63rd. The 69th New York Volunteers, was largely made up of the pre-war 69th New York Militia, a unit which first gained notoriety prior to the Civil War, when Colonel Michael Corcoran refused an order to parade the regiment for the Prince of Wales during the latter's visit to New York City. The 63rd New York Volunteers, known as the "Third Irish" was composed mainly of the Irish in "the Old 9th" New York Militia and several hundred Irish recruited in Boston. The 63rd was organized by Lt Col Patrick Daniel Kelly and later commanded by Major then Colonel Richard C. Enright. The 88th was numbered out of sequence after the British 88th Connaught Rangers, and was the 2nd Regiment Irish Brigade. After Chancellorsville, the new Brigade Commander, Col Patrick Kelly of the 88th, formed these "core" NY regiments, now together only numbering 220 effectives, into a single battalion under the flag of the 88th.

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    Battle Honours







    Manassass, VA 1861
    Yorktown, VA 1862
    Antietam, MD 1862
    Fredericksburg, VA 1862


    Chancellorsville, VA 1863
    Gettysburg, PA 1863
    Petersburg, VA 1864
    Appomattox, VA 1865









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    If you're interested in joining Irish Brigade and also to eventually play in a large community in events once WoR releases there are three ways to get in contact with us.

    The first is to add one of the leaders of the Brigade on Steam (see below).




    Brigade Commanders Steam:
    LtCol. Robert Nugent




    Brigade Second in Commands Steam:
    Capt. James Cavanagh




    Irish Brigade Steam Group




    The second is to fill out this application (copy + paste, editing in your details) and post it in this thread.


    Code:
    Company Name:
    Company Commanders Steam Link:
    Class (Line, Sharps etc):
    Company Size:





    The third is to join us on our Teamspeak server (Currently not setup, will be in future)



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    Good luck

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    Just a quick statement we are not apart of twins1215 Division

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    I was gonna say. I'm curious to see how this pans out. Being only 1 can be claimed on the company tool when released. I wish you luck as you guys seem to have the actual numbers to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle422 View Post
    I was gonna say. I'm curious to see how this pans out. Being only 1 can be claimed on the company tool when released. I wish you luck as you guys seem to have the actual numbers to do this.

    Kyle

    Haha, Thank you Kyle. We do try to aim for semi-realistic brigade with the numbers we have already. Can't have the Irish brigade without the Iconic 69th New York

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    They're so iconic, they require capitalisation!
    Good to have the clarification Hairy, I did wonder if you had submitted or some malarky on reading Parker's thread this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairywarhero View Post
    Can't have the Irish brigade without the Iconic 69th New York
    Indeed you can not. They are pretty much what everyone thinks about when you mention the Irish brigade. They are why it's so famous.

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    Main Brigade steam group up and running, All Officers have been added to the group. Open for anyone to join. In need and looking for Artillery.

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    Hairy putting in more work than a Mexican at an LA mansion

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