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St. Patrick's Day in the Army- General Meagher Distributing the Prizes by Edwin Forbes (Library of Congress)

Meagher Recruits for the Irish Brigade

On October 7th 1861, the New York Times reported on a meeting organised to recruit Irishmen for the proposed Irish Brigade. As the famed orator Thomas Francis Meagher took to the stage in the Academy of Music, the paper’s reporter succeeded in capturing the mood of the moment, down to the cheers and hisses of […]

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