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" No heartier laugh ever rewarded Irish wit than that which shook our sides when Guiney, the handsome Colonel of the Massachusetts 9th, bedecking himself in the gorgeous apparel of a brilliant sash, was reminded that it would make him a capital mark for... "
The Story of the Thirty-second Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry: Whence it ... - Page 101
by Francis Jewett Parker - 1880 - 260 pages
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Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Patrick R ...

Christian G. Samito - History - 1997 - 280 pages
...battle on September 1 7, Guiney provided a moment of grim humor for his comrades. An observer recalled, "No heartier laugh ever rewarded Irish wit than that...replied, 'and wouldn't you have me a handsome corpse?' ""^ Had McClellan delivered a coordinated assault with the bulk of his army that day, he very likely...
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