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

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


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