|"Brothers of Ireland" Artist's impression by Don Troiani|
Tonight, I choose to remember the courage and sacrifice of the Irishmen of the 69th New York Infantry, and all the other persecuted minorities of early America; brave immigrant fighting men who loved their country more than their country loved them. It is to men like these that we owe our freedom. "Faugh a ballagh!"
I am about as German as they come...but I still think Irish Civil War ballads are awesome.
"A Dream of Liberty" by Wolfe Tones:
"The Dreadful Engagement" by David Kincaid:
"The Fighting 69th" by Wolfe Tones