All Blog Posts Tagged 'Military History' (227)

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 26 - March 4

LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 19-25

LUAIN -- On February 20, 1942 Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare became the first U.S. Navy ace of the war when he was credited with downing five Japanese bombers in a single day. O'Hare had an…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 12 - February 18

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An officer of Dillion's Regiment.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 5 - February 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 5, 1733, Arthur Dillon, son of the 7th Viscount Dillon, and first commander of Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France, died at St.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 29 - February 4

LUAIN -- On January 30, 1879, Edme Patrice de MacMahon (right) retired…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 22 - January 28

DEARDAOIN - January 22, 1760, at Wandewash, India, General Thomas Arthur Comte de Lally's French army, including his regiment of the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 15 - January 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 15, 1702 Thomas Arthur Lally, a renowned but tragic officer in the Irish Brigade in the service of France, was born in Romans, France. Lally was the son of Sir Gerard Lally…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 8-14

DEARDAOIN -- On January 8, 1871, James Craig (right), Viscount Craigavon, Unionist politician, was born in Belfast. Craig was the son of a wealthy distiller. He was educated at private schools. After school he…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 18 - 24

LUAIN -- On December 19, 1877, Land League organizer Michael Davitt was released from Dartmoor Prison. Davitt, revolutionary and agrarian agitator, was born in Straide, County Mayo. Davitt's family was evicted from their small farm when he was just a boy.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 30 - November 5

DOMNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous…

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'In Harm’s Way': America’s Greatest Submarine Commander

Richard Hetherington O'Kane (below-right, in his Annapolis graduation photo) was born on February 2, 1911 in Dover, New Hampshire, a town near the Atlantic coast with a population of about 13,000 at the time. His father, Dr. Walter Collins O'Kane, was a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 18 - September 24

CÉADAOIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (right), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 11 - September 17

MÁIRT -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman;…

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Proof copy of paperback version of my novel "Part an Irishman" arrived today.

This book represents the first installment of a planned trilogy that encompasses the progression of transported felon, John Turner Flinn through the various stages of the Tasmanian penal system of the 1840’s and is based upon…

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Sir David Goodall: Irish Genealogist

David Goodall was born in 1931. One side of his family had Wexford ancestors who were on both sides of the 1798 Rising. Though he had no professional involvement in Anglo-Irish relations until 1982, Goodall had a lifelong scholarly…

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General Phil Kearny: 'The One-Armed Devil'

Unlike most other Irish and Irish-Americans who fought in the American Civil War, Philip Kearny was born in to a prominent and affluent family in New York City on June 1, 1815. The Kearny name, quite appropriately, came from the Gaelic "O Catharnaigh,"…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 7 - August 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 7, 1890 labor organizer and American Communist Party official…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 31 - August 6

LUAIN -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 3 - July 9

Photo by Kevin O'Beirne

Re-enactors portraying the men of the 69th Pennsylvania await the assault of others portraying Confederate infantrymen, near the "Copse of…
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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 26 - July 2

LUAIN-- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Put into an exposed, forward position near the bridge over Powhite Creek, the…

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