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Thomas Francis Meagher
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Thomas Francis Meagher


: 01 July 1867


  • Thomas Francis Meagher was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848
When did Thomas Francis Meagher die? / Died01 July 1867

Thomas Francis Meagher facts

  • After being convicted of sedition, he was first sentenced to death, but received transportation for life to Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) in Australia
  • In 1852 he escaped and made his way to the United States, where he settled in New York City
  • There Meagher studied law, worked as a journalist, and traveled to present lectures on the Irish cause
  • He married for a second time in New York
  • At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U
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  • Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general
  • He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union
  • He had one surviving son, born in Ireland from his first wife after Meagher was in the United States, and never knew him
  • Following the Civil War, Meagher was appointed acting governor of the Montana Territory

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