One hundred and fifty years ago, Anson Croman’s and the 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment’s first assignment was to the Antietam battlefield to care for the bodies of the at least 3,650 Union and Confederate killed. 100 more words
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On 18th October 1862 the New York Irish-American published an article on the ‘gallant fellows’ of the Irish Brigade who had recently given their lives at the carnage of Antietam. 1,566 more words
'A Deep Blow to Your Heart': Patrick Clooney's Newly Uncovered Description of the Irish Brigade at Fair Oaks
On 16th September 1862, 33-year-old Ann Dunnigan appeared before an Albany judge to begin the process of claiming a widow’s pension. Her husband Patrick had been mortally wounded in the Irish Brigade’s first major engagement- the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia- on 1st June 1862. 1,639 more words
Above: Fallen soldiers and a battered church after the Battle of Antietam. Photo by Alexander Gardner.
ON THIS DATE in 1862, fifteen-year-old Union bugler John Cook unleashed cannon fire on the Confederates during the Civil War Battle of Antietam. 109 more words