All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cavan' (5)

General Phillip Sheridan: Short in Stature, Tall in the Saddle

1928: Killenkere, County Cavan Ireland

The following article regarding the author’s grandfather is from a 1928 Anglo Celt newspaper published in County Cavan, Ireland.

… Mr. Matthew Smith, Beagh Upper, Parish of Upr. Killinkere. Mr. Smith…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Color Sergeant Michael Brady: The Luckiest Irishman in America's Civil War

If you have seen seen the movie "Gettysburg," you might notice that during the climatic Pickett's Charge, behind the Union line at the Bloody Angle are two flags, the Regimental stars and stripes, and the state flag--green with a gold trim. This green flag was the only Pennsylvania flag not…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Writing Epic Tales of the Irish: Q&A with James Francis Smith

(First published on 2/10/12) Seattle-based author James Francis Smith, 78, found his current calling after he retired from a career in industry and finance.  He has been writing historical…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Dad, and Family, Thrice Blessed in Northeast Phllly

Irish families traditionally revere their mothers, and the Smith clan was no different. My Kindle book The O’Donnells of Philadelphia, however, was set in Port Richmond to preserve the essence of my…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Memorial Day 2013: Remembering Lawrence 'Turk' Condon

My father's uncle, Sgt. Lawrence Condon, died of shrapnel wounds in France two months before the Armistice ending World War I, "The War to End All Wars." His division, the U.S. Army's 27th, was known as "O'Ryan's Roughnecks." He was third generation American. One of his…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

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