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Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career; With Selections from his Speeches and Writings.

Date: 1870
Dimensions:
Overall: 188 x 123 x 30 mm
Medium: Paper, fabric, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased from USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00050944

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    Description
    This volume presents the life of Thomas Meagher (1823-1867) who was a revolutionary in the Irish Rebellion of 1848. He was sentenced to death for his actions in Ireland, the sentence was commuted to transportation to Australia. He escaped to the US and later became a Union commander of the Irish Brigade of New York in the American Civil War.
    SignificanceThis volume represents a very rare Tasmanian exile account.
    HistoryMeagher (1823-1867) was a revolutionary in the Irish Rebellion of 1848. Sentenced to death for his actions in Ireland, the sentence was commuted to transportation to Australia. The third chapter, titled 'Convict Life in Van Dieman's Land - Escape, and Arrival in America' describes his experiences in Tasmania, where he lived in towns such as Lake Sorel, Campbelltown, Ross and Richmond. He escaped to the US and later became a Union commander of the Irish Brigade of New York in the American Civil War.

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