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Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

St. Patrick’s Day in the Army

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

My celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, despite my Irish roots, was simply to wear a bit of green. During the American Civil War, the Union soldiers from the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac had much bigger plans. Sketch artist Edwin Forbes was there to capture the action on March 17, 1863 as …