Nollaig 2016's Blog Posts Tagged 'War' (7)

John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress, serving from 1897 to 1899.

His parents…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Did the First Marine Recruiter Have Roots in Ireland?

Tun Tavern was erected in 1686. In the 1740s, "Peggy Mullan's Red Hot Beef Steak Club"…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 10, 2016 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

The First Irishman To Visit Tolstoy -- ‘Ireland’s One-Armed Patriot’

The first Irishman to visit Tolstoy was Michael Davitt. He…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Mayo Native William E. Shannon - U.S. Soldier, Attorney, Leader, Abolitionist

William E. Shannon (c 1821-November 3, 1850) was Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.  He passed the New York State Bar, was commissioned as a captain in the New York Volunteers, and given command of Company J.  He arrived in San Francisco on the Susan Drew on March 20, 1847 to take part in the California Conquest campaign of…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Those Who Would Sculpt Civil War General Philip Sheridan

Integrity Protecting the Works of Man (by Ward) on the pediment of the New York Stock Exchange Building, Integrity, in the center, wears the winged cap of Mercury, the god of commerce. The figures on her left represent mining and agriculture, and on her right, industry. The original pediment, carved from Georgia marble,…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 30, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Jennie Irene Hodgers AKA Albert D.J. Cashier: The Incognito Civil War Soldier.

Jennie Irene Hodgers (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) was born in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland to Sallie and Patrick Hodgers. She served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Jennie Irene Hodgers was born female, but lived as a man named Albert D.J. Cashier.

On August 6, 1862, he enlisted into the 95th Illinois…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 8, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Timothy H. O'Sullivan Civil War photographer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_H._O%27Sullivan Came across this fellah and thought I would share.

Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 14, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

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