Thomas Francis Meagher, full length portrait, standing


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Thomas Francis Meagher, full length portrait, standing

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c. 1861

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A full-body printed woodcut engraving of Union Major General
Thomas Francis Meagher in uniform

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Full-body printed woodcut engraving of General in uniform

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Woodcut engraving

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Library of Congress

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Major General Thomas Francis Meagher
(1823 - 1867)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
On the Campaign-He continued in command of the the 2nd ("Irish") Brigade in the First Division of Richardson's Second (II) Corps. During the assault of his Brigade on the Sunken Road, he roported that his horse was shot out from under him and he was stunned in the fall. Army and newspaper rumors suggested that whiskey caused the fall. Whichever it was, he was relieved in Brigade command by Col J. Burke of the 63rd New York.

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