The Wild Geese's Blog – May 2016 Archive (7)

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 29 - June 4

Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, 1869

Depicted somewhat imaginatively, O'Neill's soldiers launch their assault at Ridgeway. Above the harp on the Fenians' flag are the initials IRA. The Fenian army assumed the title "Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 22, 1805, Young Irelander Michael Doheny (right) was born in Fethard, Co. Tipperary. Doheny joined O'Connell's Repeal Association in the 1830s and wrote for the Young Irelanders' publication, The Nation, under the name Eiranach. He fled to the United States in 1848, along with James…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 21, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 15 - May 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 15, 1847, The Syria, the first ship to arrive during what Quebecois would call the 'Summer of Sorrow,' landed at the Canadian quarantine station in the St. Lawrence River, just north of Quebec. The French had called that island 'Grosse Ile,' but since 1847 many have called it…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 14, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 8, 1857, William Brown, of Foxford, Co. Mayo, an Admiral in the Argentine navy, died in Buenos Aires. Brown first came to the New World as a boy, when his family immigrated to the United States in 1786. He later went to sea on a merchant ship. Pressed into the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The "Fighting 69th" in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM III (2004-2005)

(Compiled for TWG by Lt. Col. Geoffrey J. Slack, ARNG in 2006)

Introduction: On May 15th, 2004 the 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry Regiment, New York Army National…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2016 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two roads that course through the village stands a handsome…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 1 - May 7

LUAIN -- On May 2, 1870, Father Francis Duffy, World War I chaplain of the 69th New York, was born in Cobourg, Ontario. Francis moved to New York at age 22 to teach at St. Francis Xavier College but quit to enter the seminary. Father Duffy became well known around the town as an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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