Pennsylvanian 69th Irish Turn Back Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg 1863

#OnThisDay 1863 At the Battle of Gettysburg, the Pennsylvanian 69th Irish Regiment bore the brunt of Pickett’s Charge engaging in hand to hand combat. The 69th lost 143 men from 268. Despite being almost surrounded, they held the line & pushed the Rebs back.

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