I am involved in a number of other blogs aside from the Irish in the American Civil War. One of these is the Midleton Archaeology & Heritage Project, based around the area where I live. Sometimes I can combine interests; the most recent post to the Midleton Heritage site is a piece on local man John Joseph Coppinger, who served in the Papal Wars, American Civil War, Indian Wars and Spanish-American War, ending his career as a General.
Originally posted on The Midleton Archaeology & Heritage Project:
Coppinger was born in Midleton on 11th October 1834, into the powerful Catholic landowning family. He was one of six children of William Joseph Coppinger and Margaret O’Brien. We don’t know much about John’s early life, until he begins his first associations with the military- associations that would continue across more than half a century. He first tested out the military…
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