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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: February 16 - February 22
"Re: "This Week in the History of the Irish: February 16 - February 22"- the picture accompanying the insert for "Mairt" is of Brigadier-General James H Lane of North Carolina, VMI Class of 1854. Hopefully attached is a picture of…"
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U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863

In the 1860’s Queenstown (now Cobh) was a busy seaport and its townspeople were used to seeing naval vessels coming and going. Such was the case on the night of November 2, 1863, when the USS Kearsarge dropped anchor, to the east of the “Spitbank” lighthouse. In pursuit of the Confederate raider CSS Florida, the Federal ship came into port to take on coal and avoid a…See More
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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List
"Added by Linda Carole Mustion Timothy Sullivan  BIRTH 1835Ireland DEATH 6 Oct 1910 (aged 74–75) BURIAL Los Angeles National Cemetery Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA  Show…"
Feb 13
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List
Feb 13
Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Irish Dominate Medal of Honor List
"Presently doing a lot of research on, grave sites of, Irish born CMoH recipients from American Civil War years. Have found 124 so far, but still 23 that, unfortunately, whereabouts are unknown. "Home of Heroes" & "CMoH…"
Feb 12

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Liam McAlister commented on The Wild Geese's blog post 'Born a Soldier': Myles Walter Keogh - Part 1 of 3: From Carlow to America's Civil War
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U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863

In the 1860’s Queenstown (now Cobh) was a busy seaport and its townspeople were used to seeing naval vessels coming and going. Such was the case on the night of November 2, 1863, when the USS Kearsarge dropped anchor, to the east of the “Spitbank” lighthouse. In pursuit of the Confederate raider CSS Florida, the Federal ship came into port to take on coal and avoid a…See More
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U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863

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In the 1860’s Queenstown (now Cobh) was a busy seaport and its townspeople were used to seeing naval vessels coming and going. Such was the case on the night of November 2, 1863, when the USS Kearsarge dropped anchor, to the east of the “Spitbank” lighthouse. In pursuit of the Confederate raider CSS…

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