(Armed Forces History / NMAH)
Armed Forces History / NMAH
This recruitment poster for Col. Joshua T. Owen’ 69th Pennsylvania Infantry regiment, raised in predominantly Irish and Welsh neighborhoods in Philadelphia, was printed in 1861. The regiment, accompanying Col. Edward Baker’s famous Philadelphia brigade, helped repel Pickett’s Charge, the final surge of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.
These artifacts are a part of Smithsonian Books' fall release Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection