June 24, 2014: The Irish at the Center


Irish immigrants and Irish Army of the Potomac. Many of them were present on Cemetery Ridge on July 3rd, 1863.  This walk will highlight the fight that Irishmen in the 69th Pennsylvania, 8th Ohio, and 13th Vermont Infantry, as well as Battery B, 1st New York Artillery, made in the repulse of Pickett's Charge.  We will walk approximately a mile over fields that have some rough terrain.  Meet at the south cemetery (old Cyclorama) parking lot.