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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 02:17 pm
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The Gael
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The 20+ officers resigned due to problems with their initial commander Colonel Enright. He had asked for the resignation of five officers (McCafferty, Tobin, Fennon, Gleeson & Carty) and was consequentially removed himself (this may be when the other officers also resigned). John Burke of the 37th NY replaced him as Colonel, and Lt Colonel Fowler of the 63rd also tried for the Colonelcy with a letter to the Governor. Fowler claimed he had a letter recommending him for the position that was signed by all but 4 of the regiment's officers.

At one time Enright seemed to be appointed to be reinstated... this may also be the circumstance that prompted the resignation of the officers.

None the less, Burke was in command and recommended that 23 officers be reinstated.

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