Monday, March 18, 2013
Irish Brigade apron and St Patrick's Day parade
in this post. I finished it Friday night and wore it Saturday morning. That is just how I work! The two original regiments that made up the Irish Brigade at the first of the American civil war were the 63rd New York Infantry and the 69th New York Infantry, although there were more regiments that became part of the Irish Brigade later in the war. There are great stories about the "Fighting 69th" and that is what I wanted to put on my patriotic apron, but I was just plain lazy and I didn't want to applique all the letters of the word FIGHTING, so I slapped the 63rd on there instead. The harp of Erin is from the Irish Brigade flag and is used on many Irish items.
Amy at A Day in 1862.