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Thomas Francis Meagher And the Irish Brigade in the Civil War by Daniel M. Callaghan

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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil war,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Regiments,
  • United States,
  • Irish American soldiers,
  • Generals,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Participation, Irish American,
  • Military,
  • USA,
  • Military - United States,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • 19th century,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8139337M
ISBN 10078642401X
ISBN 109780786424016

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Athearn, Robert G. Thomas Francis Meagher: an Irish revolutionary in America. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, Bilby, Joseph G. Remember Fontenoy!: the 69th New York and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War. Hightstown, NJ: Longstreet House, Boyle, Frank A.   Meagher, an Irish ex-patriot and revolutionary agitator against the British, started the war as a captain by raising a company of Irishmen for the 69th New York State Militia. That unit would eventually lead to the foundation of the brigade: the 63rd, 69th, and 88th New York, and later, the 28th Massachusetts and the th Pennsylvania.   The backside of the monument features a bas-relief portrait of Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher. The Irish Brigade commander was born in Waterford City Ireland on 23 August , a well educated orator, he joined the young Ireland movement to liberate his nation. This led to his exile to a British Penal Colony in Tasmania Australia in   Thomas Francis Meagher bust, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Brig. Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher had organized the Irish Brigade in On May 8, he tendered his resignation as its commander. Daily National Intelligencer Friday, Washington (DC), DC Vol: LI Issue: Page: 2.