Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Tribute To The Irish Brigade

The southern correspondent of the London Times, in describing the battle of Fredericksburg, pays a glowing and graceful tribute to the gallantry and action of the Irish brigade under Gen. Meagher; saying that the forefathers of the men never displayed “more undaunted courage at Fontenoy, Albuera or Waterloo,” than they did, and that “the race which has gained glory on a thousand battlefileds never more richly deserved it than at the foot of Marye’s Hieghts on the 13th of Dec. 1682.”

- Published in The Union Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, February 14, 1863

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