December 14, 1862: The Angel of Marye’s Heights

But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour? Luke 10:29 Richard Rowland Kirkland is a name that should be cherished by every American.  On December 14, 1862 he was a sergeant in Company G,

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The Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg

“Your soldier’s heart almost stood still as he watched those sons of Erin fearlessly rush to  their deaths. The brilliant assault on Marye’s Heights of their Irish brigade  was beyond description. We forgot they were fighting us and cheer after cheer 

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