All Blog Posts Tagged 'War of 1812' (4)

Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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Added by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


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George Croghan: Irish-American 'Boy Major,' Hero of War of 1812

Where dear Sandusky’s waters glide

From storied falls, through meadows wide,

By verdant hills on either side

To seek Lake Eiries’s famous tide:

On proud Fort Stephenson…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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

WGT photo by Joe Gannon

Carriganuss Castle, an O'Sullivan castle just outside of Glengariff

MÁIRT -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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