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IRISH BRIGADE 69TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS INSIGNIA & GOLD LAPEL PIN
Item #: CWB13734
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NICE PAIR OF 69TH NY VOLUNTEER ITEMS ~ THE HAT INSIGNIA MEASURES APPROX. 1.5" X 1.5" WITH BUILLON WREATH AND PRONGED NUMERALS AT CENTER ~ THE LAPEL/HAT PIN MEASURES 1" IN HEIGHT ~ PIN IS NOT MARKED BUT LOOKS TO BE GOLD PLATED.

At Gettysburg the regiment, vastly outnumbered, held the Wheatfield until it was overwhelmed. At the Wheatfield, using their smooth-bore muskets loaded with buck and ball and advancing rapidly, they were initially able to drive Confederate forces back. Other Confederates were advancing, however, and maneuvered around the flanks of the Irish Brigade. Receiving devastating fire on two sides, they were forced to withdraw.[19] Out of 75 men in the regiment that entered this fight, 5 were killed in action, 14 were wounded, and 6 were listed as missing.
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Item # CWB13734
 $950.00 USD