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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Philadelphia, PA
March 10, 2024

Assembled for the Parade

In March of 1864, the soldiers of the 69th Pa “Irish Volunteers” were awarded with a one month furlough for their record breaking reenlistment rate after three years service and dozen of battles. 

Upon returning to Philadelphia the regiment was invited to participate in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade through the streets of the city before returning to the war. 

160 years later the reenactors of the 69th Pa once again marched in the parade, as they have each year of this century, in uniform; with their regimental banner in the lead; with their battle flags waving in the wind and their muskets blazing to the cheers of the assembled

Ladies Carrying Our Banner

Each year we march with the thanks of the Irish community of Philadelphia. This annual tribute is made possible by 69th members who join us each March. Join us next year. This is one of the best ways of honoring the men of the original 69th Pa “Irish Volunteers”. 

This year was particularly successful for media coverage. Captain Ernsberger was interviewed by Action News TV – 6 as well as by KYW reporter with live film of his conversation.  A host of photos have appeared in the media of the marching group and still shots of the regiment.

69th Group
Firing on Market Street

Upcoming Events

2024

March 16
Band Performance, Siamsa Pub, Stroudsburg, PA

April 6
Heckler Plantation, Harleysville, PA

April 9
Camp Discharge, Gladwyne, PA

May 4-5
Wilderness Battlefield, Spotsylvania, VA

May 18
Peter Wentz Drill, Lansdale, PA

June 8
Annual Reenactment, Old Bedford, PA

July 20
White Chimney Estates, Gap, PA

August 24
Gettysburg Encampment, Gettysburg, PA

September 14-15
Cold Spring Village Encampment, Cape May, NJ

September 21
Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

October 12
Fall Festival & Civil War Weekend, Mullica Hill, NJ

October 19
Reenactment Battle, Cedar Creek, VA

October 26
Langhorne Harvest Day, Langhorne, PA

November 11
Veterans Day

November 15-16
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

Past Events

2024

March 10
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Phila, PA

2023

November 17-18
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 11
Veterans Day Gravestones

October 28
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 20-21
Heritage Day Brubaker Park

October 13-15
Mullica Hill “Living History”

September 8-10
Cold Spring Village Event

August 25-27
Gettysburg Encampment

July 21-22
White Chimney Estates Event

June 23-25
Gettysburg 160th Reenactment

June 10
Old Bedford Reenactment

May 29
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 27
Memorial Day Gravestones

May 20
Living History Day – New Hope, PA

March 25
School of the Soldier

March 12
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

2022

November 18-19
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 12
Lawnview Cemetery

October 29
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 8
Mullica Hill

September 9-11
Cold Spring Encampment & Skirmish

July 29-30
Gettysburg Encampment

July 15-16
Falling Waters Civil War Weekend

June 10-12
Fort Mifflin

May 30
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 21
Parkesburg Festival

April 29–30
Camp Geiger Reenactment

April 26
Old Cathedral Cemetery Gravestones

March 19
Band Performance Hatboro Pa

March 13
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

February 25-26
Daniel Boone Drill Camp

2021

November 20
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 13
Lawnview Cemetery

October 30
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 22
Brad Upp Book Debut

October 16
Brubaker Park

September 24-26
Celtic Fest

September 11
Hay Creek

July 2-3
White Chimney’s

July 2-3
Museum Village

May 31
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

April 11
Holy Cross Cemetery

2020

November 21
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 7
Mount Peace Cemetery

February 12
Lincoln Day Parade