The Brotherhood That Binds the Brave: Contemporary Units of by Michael Martin

By Michael Martin

contributors of state-of-the-art 111th Infantry, a regiment within the Pennsylvania nationwide protect, think a robust experience of delight and comradeship with the participants of the Philadelphia Brigade, the 1st citizen defense force unit to exist in Pennsylvania, derived from the Associators present in 1747 in Philadelphia via Benjamin Franklin. The Philadelphia Brigade joined Washington's military for the Trenton-Princeton crusade throughout the American Revolution. by way of the Civil struggle, the Associators had turn into the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which served in addition to 3 different regiments from Philadelphia in a brigade commanded by means of common Alexander Webb. Webb's brigade was once actively engaged in conflict with accomplice devices assaulting Cemetery Ridge on July 2 and three, 1863, through the conflict of Gettysburg. introduced jointly at this momentous conflict those males built a feeling of satisfaction and brotherhood that prolonged some distance past their very own regiment to incorporate comrades and previous foes alike. In 1921 the Associators turned the present-day 111th Infantry.

About the writer: even though he by no means served within the military, Michael M. Martin's lifestyles has been embedded in army tradition ever given that his adolescence. At a tender age, Martin was once afflicted with polio and got motivational letters, every one together with the insignia of the letter writer's unit, from excessive score military officials, all pals or classmates of his father. hence all started his assortment and curiosity in army insignia and armed forces heraldry. After retiring from a profitable and lucrative educating occupation on the collage of Michigan, Martin devoted his consciousness to his army memorabilia. He at the moment is living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the place he maintains to discover his ardour for army organizational historical past and writing.

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