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The trefoil (some would say a shamrock) in the middle of the Celtic cross is the symbol for the Union 2nd Corps. Below it are the numbers of the three New York regiments in the Irish Brigade, the 63rd, 69th and 88th, above the Seal of the State of New York.

Closeup of the base of the monument to the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg


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