The Fightin 69th at the First Battle of Bull Run 1861

#OnThisDay 1861 The New York 69th , lead by Colonel Michael Corcoran from Sligo, had their first taste of battle at First Bull Run though it did not go well. The Union line fled but the 69th made an orderly withdrawal. Corcoran was captured & held for years.

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