Happy! - Aug 23 (Meagher)
Subject: Happy! - Aug 23 (Meagher)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 09:21 AM
Thomas Francis Meagher ("mar")
born Aug. 23, 1823, County Waterford
(d.July 1, 1867)
Irish revolutionary leader and orator who became a Union Brig. General during the American Civil War (1861-65). In 1866, some 1200 Fenian troops, mostly from Meagher's Irish Brigade, invaded Canada, crossing at Buffalo. The Loyalists were routed, in one of the Fenian's only victories. His bio is worth reading - quite a character in an era of characters.
He features in a number of traditional songs. I like
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Subject: RE: Happy! - Aug 23 (Meagher)|
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 10:40 AM
It's pronounced "Ma=her", by the way.