Irish Brigade Document with Limited Edition Print

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This piece is a beautiful and vibrant tribute to the famed Irish Brigade of the Civil War. Featured is a limited edition print by the talented historical artist Mark Maritato that captures the 28th Massachusetts during their desperate assault on Marye’s Heights at the battle of Fredericksburg. Titled “The Charge of the Irish Brigade”, the painting immortalizes the valor of that famous charge.

The document featured with the painting is an original document written in Stevensburg, VA 1/6/64 pertaining to requisition for stationary for Company K officer Patrick Nolan of the 28th MA. Captain Nolan was killed 7 months after this document was signed by him at Deep Bottom, VA on 8/14/64. The document is in extremely fine condition and was obtained from one of the leading Civil War dealers in the country. This 28th MA document, along with the art featuring the same unit makes for a wonderful display and would be the perfect addition to any Civil War Collection.

Overall size of framed piece is 31 X 27. All comes beautifully and professionally custom framed, air tight, using only museum quality materials i.e. acid free matboard and backing, ultra-violet protection glass, etc. The frame is made with high quality, beautifully finished mahogany wood. Ready for your wall!

About the Art: This painting depicts the brave charge of the 28th Massachusetts Regiment of the hard fighting Irish Brigade as they assault Marye’s Heights just outside the town of Fredericksburg Virginia. The 28th Massachusetts being the newcomers to the brigade was the only regiment to carry the green silk embroidered Irish flag with harp and cloud burst made by Tiffany and Company of New York City. The green flags of the New York regiments of the brigade had been sent home and were in the process of being replaced by new ones which had not yet arrived. The men of the Irish Brigade are shown in this gorgeous oil painting moving forward at right shoulder shift in the face of the most intense Confederate artillery and musket fire yet seen in war; caps adorned with green Virginia Boxwood shouting “Faugh-a-Ballagh!” which means “Clear the Way” in Gaelic.



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