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Friday, September 24, 2010

This Day in History: 28th Irish Regiment of Massachusetts Officially Authorized by Governor John Andrew on September 24, 1861

The famous brigades of Irish immigrants - the 28th and 29th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiments - that fought valiantly in the American Civil War, were officially authorized by the state's governor, John A. Andrew, on September 24, 1861.

The bravery of the regiment is still celebrated today by a band of reenactors who formed the 28th Massachusetts 4th regiment Irish Brigade in 1984.

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War approaches in 2011, the 28th will be participaticing in regional and national reenactment events to commemorate this important part of American history.

You can find more information on the 28th and how to get involved by clicking here.

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