All Blog Posts Tagged 'Revolutionary' (5)

George Lennon: Waterford Rebel

Dungarvan’s George Gerard Lennon (1900-1991), of O’Connell Street, Western Terrace (circa 1915) and Mitchell Terrace (1936), had a noteworthy revolutionary career.

Lennon's tenure encompassed some 17 engagements against enemy forces in Waterford, Limerick and Cork: a 14 year old “adjutant” in the…


Added by Ivan Lennon on November 26, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A British Tradition—Purchasing Rank

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Excerpt from his book, Irish in the American Revolution

By James Francis Smith

Author of the “Irish-American Story”

In this day with Social Security, pensions, etc, many may find it impossible to grasp the British officers’ retirement pay—there wasn’t any.

The tradition at the time was called for an officer to purchase a promotion. Here’s the bind they found themselves in. If they didn’t come from money, they had to either borrow… Continue

Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Open Chat "Irish in the American Revolution"

Hi Gary & Ryan

I felt less than satisfied with my performance during last Friday's open chat. However, I believe I'll make up for it by sending the nine who joined the chat copies of my latest historical novel, "Irish in American Revolution"plus a copy of my book, "The Irish-American Chronicle," which introduces the entire Irish-American Story series.." Would you like the books sent to you for distribution or I'll need the mailing addresses of the nine to forward to Firstchoice, the…


Added by James Francis Smith on June 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Stephen Moylan, First President “Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick”

The Moylan’s, a merchant family from County Cork, were well off. They had Stephen educated by Jesuits in Paris, since Catholics were forbidden by the Penal Laws from obtaining an education in Ireland. He apprenticed in the family shipping business in Lisbon before immigrating to Philadelphia.…


Added by James Francis Smith on March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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