Event — New-York Historical Society

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Where: New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Friday, August 18th, 20176:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Details: Introduction by Bert Cunningham, Regimental Historian

The Fighting 69th is based on the actual exploits of New York City’s 69th Infantry Regiment during World War I. (The regiment was first given that nickname by opposing General Robert E. Lee during the Civil War.) Several real-life people are depicted including Father Francis P. Duffy, the chaplain; future OSS leader “Wild Bill” Donovan, the battalion commander; Lt. Oliver Ames, a platoon commander; and then-Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, the poet.

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Cost: Free

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