Independence Hall Ceremony
150th Anniversary Battle Flag Replacement
             March 15, 1864.... March 15, 2014
On March 15th 2014, the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers" celebrated the 150th anniversary of a
ceremony which occurred in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. That ceremony featured a
brass band and a dress uniform assembly  where the Philadelphia Irish community's "friends of the
69th" presented the regiment with a new battleflag to replace the tattered colors used in battles from
Glendale through Antietam, Fredericksburg & Gettysburg. The 69th in 1864 was home on furlough
have reenlisted after serving three years in the war. The event brought 28 soldiers, 5 officers, 12
civilians and our color guard to the front of Independence Hall where they were presented with their
new battlflag by representatives of the Irish Community. Lookig on where many descendnats of the
original 69th Pa as well as more than a hundred spectators. Captain Scott Eller led the ceremony.
Sumneytown Tavern 2014
Sumneytown Tavern -- The 69th Band