Welcome to the Irish Brigade Statue Fund Drive

What We Are All About


Why A Statue for the Irish Brigade?

More than 150,000 Irishmen, many new immigrants to the US, joined the Union Army during the Civil War.  The most famous of their formations was the Irish Brigade consisting of the 63rd, 69th, & 88th NY; the 28th MA and the 116th PA volunteer infantry regiments. Serving under distinct green banners,  more than 4,000 Brigade members were killed or wounded in service of their adopted Country. Of all Union army brigades, none but two others suffered more combat dead (961 KIA) than the Irish Brigade.

Our Goals

To raise the funds needed to create and erect a statue commemorating the legendary Irish Brigade of the American Civil War.   

Our Progress

 As of 1 January 2017, a maquette of the desired statue has been created -- see Gallery. 

As of 1 March 2017, $3,450 dollars has been raised. 

How to Help

Consider making a tax-deductible donation. 

Donations can be sent via the  PayPal link on the 28th Mass  home page.

Please contact the Irish Brigade Statue committee by email at:  IB_Statue_Info@yahoo.com



Irish Brigade Statue Committee

Col J.M. Lynes* USMC (Ret) -  Fredericksburg, VA

Mr. Barney Mahaney - Ruther Glen, VA

Mr. Brian Mitchell - Manassas, VA

Ms. Tracy McIntire -  Boonesboro, MD

Mr. Patrick O'Neill - Vienna, VA

Mr Michael Paquette - Spotsylvania, VA

Mr. John Tuohy** - Arlington VA

Mr. Michael Wilburn - Damascus, MD


* Chairman  ** Treasurer


Become a Sponsor

The Irish Brigade Statue Committee welcomes groups and individuals who would like to formally join as a sponsor of this effort. Please email us at IB_Statue_Info@yahoo.com to inquire.

About Us


Who We Are

Established in 1985, the recreated 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B is a Living History and Reenactor group dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of the military and non-combatant experience related to the American Civil War, Union Soldiers, the Irish Brigade, and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  Company B was the Civil War Trust's 2009 "Reenactor Unit of the Year." 

Company B is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Chairman: Colonel J.M. Lynes USMC (Ret) Fredericksburg, VA 

Captain: Dennis O'Connell, Richmond, VA

www.28thMassCoB.org

Who We Are

Established in 1985, the recreated 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B is a Living History and Reenactor group dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of the military and non-combatant experience related to the American Civil War, Union Soldiers, the Irish Brigade, and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  Company B was the Civil War Trust's 2009 "Reenactor Unit of the Year." 

Company B is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Chairman: Colonel J.M. Lynes USMC (Ret) Fredericksburg, VA 

Captain: Dennis O'Connell, Richmond, VA

www.28thMassCoB.org

About the Artist - Pat O'Neill

Patrick O'Neill of Vienna, Virginia, is an internationally recognized artist, sculptor, and model maker. Over his three decade career, he has exhibited widely and has won numerous awards. His work has been on display at the White House, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian, and in the Capital Rotunda. 

O'Neill has had a life-long interest in the experience of the Irish in America and the Civil War. He is a Living Historian and a Re-enactor.  This project combines all of his interests in single work.

About the Artist - Pat O'Neill

Patrick O'Neill of Vienna, Virginia, is an internationally recognized artist, sculptor, and model maker. Over his three decade career, he has exhibited widely and has won numerous awards. His work has been on display at the White House, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian, and in the Capital Rotunda. 

O'Neill has had a life-long interest in the experience of the Irish in America and the Civil War. He is a Living Historian and a Re-enactor.  This project combines all of his interests in single work.

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The 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co B has 501(3)(c) charity status in the state of Virginia.

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