On June 25, 1861, the 9th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry paraded through the streets of Boston before boarding ships to Washington D.C. and active duty. It was not the first regiment of the war to parade through Boston, but it was the first entirely Irish regiment to do so.
2015 Grant Cycle
Due to the FY 15 state budget deficit of approximately $329M, the FY15 Grant Cycle for Civil War Memorials is suspended indefinitely.
Commission agendas and minutes may be found by accessing the archived notice of meeting (usually the first Tuesday of the month.)