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69th NY Infantry Regiment"The Fighting 69th"

Organized On: September 17, 1861Mustered Out On: June 30, 1865Organized In:Throgs Neck, New York

Nicknames:"The Fighting 69th"Motto:"They shall never retreat from the charge of lances."Army:The Fighting 69th belonged to the Army of the Potomac and a regiment of the Irish Brigade

Commanding Officers:Brig. Gen. Thomas Francis MeagherCol. Patrick KellyCol. Robert NugentCol. John BurkeCol. Richard ByrnesMaj. AJ Lawler

Battles Fought In:First Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Days Battles, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Siege of Petersburg, Battle of Appomattox Court House

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Casualties:The 69th NY Infantry Regiment was one of the Civil War regiments with the most casualties throughout the war. It is estimated that the Irish Brigade had abous a 75% casualty rate throughout the war. They began with about 7,000 enlisted men and returned to New York with about 1,000 men.

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