The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Military History' (338)

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

LUAIN -- On January 30, 1879, Edme Patrice de MacMahon (right) retired as president of France. MacMahon's ancestors had immigrated to France from Torrodile, County Limerick, in 1691, after the family's support of King James. His father, Maurice Francis, was a…

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

DOMHNAIGH - January 22, 1760, at Wandewash, India, General Thomas Arthur Comte de Lally's French army, including his regiment of the Irish Brigade, was defeated by Irish-born Sir Eyre Coote's English army. Coote was born in…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- 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 became a stockbroker in Belfast. He served in the Royal Irish Rifles…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January12 - January 7

CÉADAOIN -- On January 4, 1781, Irish-born Revolutionary War Gen. James Hogan died in British captivity at Haddrel Point, South Carolina. Hogan (sometimes spelled Hogun) was born in Ireland about 1721 and emigrated to North Carolina about 30 years later.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 25 - December 31

DOMHNAIGH -- On Dec. 25, 1808, Stephen Clegg Rowan who would serve in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and later be promoted to admiral, was born in Dublin.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 18 - December 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. After they emigrated to England, Davitt…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 4 - December 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887, Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred, was a protestant,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 20 - November 26

DOMHNAIGH -- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along it. The attack was meant as a diversion for the main attack,…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.

(Left: O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 23 - October 29

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 23, 1641, implementing a plan by Rory O'More and led by Phelim O'Neill (right), the Irish rose up against the English. Their plan had called for the seizing of Dublin Castle on the 23rd along with a general uprising in the countryside, but the plot to capture the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 9 - October 15

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 9, 1779, members of Dillon's and Walsh's Regiments of the Irish Brigade of France took part in the Franco-American assault on Savannah,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 2 - October 8

LUAIN -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should never remember and the English should never forget, but the recollection of this treaty is another example of the opposite…

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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; by age 20, he had…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 4 - September 10

DOMHNAIGH -- September 4, 1607, (Julian calendar) was a crucial day in Irish history. On that day Hugh O'Neill, Ruari O'Donnell, and many other chiefs of their families departed from Lough Swilly for the continent. It is known in Irish history as the 'Flight of the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 28 - September 3

LUAIN -- On August 29, 1803, Samuel Neilson, one of the founders of the United Irishmen, died in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Neilson had made a fortune in business by 1790, then he dedicated himself to…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 21 - August 27

LUAIN -- On August 22, 1846, Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey gave up the profession to work for…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 14 - August 20

LUAIN -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had perished on the island, which served as a…

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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 Elizabeth…

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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 Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York where he died June 30. He had been exiled by the British…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 10 - July 16

MÁIRT -- On July 12, 1691, the Jacobite army in Ireland fought the forces of William of Orange at the Battle of Aughrim. Although the battle of the Boyne fought a year earlier is seen by many today as decisive, the Jacobite army was still a grave threat to…

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