Meagher, Thomas Francis

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Born: Aug 03, 1823 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 43 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Politician


1823 - Born in Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland on the 3rd of August.

1801 - He joined the campaign for the Repeal of the Act of Union with Great Britain.

1845 - He became a founding member of the Young Ireland group.

1848 - Meagher and O'Brien went to France to study revolutionary events there, and returned to Ireland with the design for a new Flag of Ireland, a tricolour of orange, white and green gifted by the French.

 

1849 - Exiled to Tasmania for advocating insurrection in Ireland.

 

1852 - In January Meagher abruptly surrendered his "ticket-of-leave" and escaped to America.

         - Meagher served the Union Army as a U.S. citizen.

 

1865-1866 - Acting governor of Montana Territory.

 

1867 - He traveled to Fort Benton, Montana, to receive a shipment of guns and ammunition sent by General Sherman for use by the Montana Militia.

         - Died on the 1st of July.

 


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