Mary Thorpe

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I recently purchased "That's the Way it Was." Wish I had it when I wrote, "The last of the Fenians."

Most Irish-Americans know of Washington crossing the Delaware. Few, however, know of how he got to the Pennsylvania side in the first place. Four Irishmen, Moylan, Barry, Colvin & McConkey saved his army from annihilation.

Were you aware that Irish born James Smith signed the Declaration of Independence?

James Francis Smith, author - "Irish in the American Revolution"

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on March 1, 2016 at 5:41am

Thank you James Francis Smith .... The Wild Geese is a wonderful forum we all have to make this connections.. No I was not aware that an Irish born man had signed the declaration,,,,, Any Relative ? 

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