Video: Members of the 69th Remember Fredericksburg

A video statement of what the weekend's Battle of Fredericksburg 150th meant to participants.

Four reenactors portraying members of the 69th New York in the Battle of Fredericksburg Sesquicentennial shared with Patch on video what the weekend meant to them.

The National Park Service marked the anniversary Sunday with a procession from the Rappahannock River to Marye’s Heights, following the 69th New York’s route of advance. The procession ended along the historic Sunken Road, with a program featuring music, readings, living historians and reflections on the events of 150 years ago. 

The 69th New York was one of five regiments that fought with the Irish Brigade, a unit composed largely of Irish immigrants.  On Dec. 13, 1862, the regiment joined dozens of other Union regiments in attacking Marye’s Heights, losing 128 men, including each of its officers. 

Visit Battle of Fredericksburg 150th for Fredericksburg Patch's assemblage of information about and coverage of the week's events.

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Michael Guiry December 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM
That is a nice story on the 69th Re-enactors, but, the real 69th was also there in the form of 65 members of the IBN69th Inf. and 12 members of its Veteran Corps. This Unit is the direct decendents of the original 69th (1st Reg't.) of the Irish Brigade and the last existing Reg't of that famous Brigade.
Susan Larson December 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Yes they were, Michael. If you have any photos or videos, please share them. I also want to clarify that one of the men in the video identifies himself as a real member of the 69th.


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