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Thomas Francis Meagher

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Thomas Francis Meagher

Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1823.

Countries: United States (48%), Ireland (26%), France (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Montana, Ireland, Sidney Edgerton

Linked to: Repeal Association, Clongowes Wood College, Stonyhurst College, Trinity College, Dublin

 

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Thomas Francis Meagher was born in 1823 add something


1844

In 1844 he traveled to Dublin with the intention of studying for the bar add something


1846

VI On June 15, 1846, Meagher denounced English Liberalism in Ireland, as he suspected the national cause of Repeal would be sacrificed to the Whig government add something


1847

In January 1847, Meagher, together with John Mitchel, William Smith O'Brien, and Thomas Devin Reilly formed a new repeal body, the "Irish Confederation" add something

 

He was twice elected Mayor of the City, which he represented in Parliament from August 1847 to March 1857 add something


1848

In 1848, Meagher and O'Brien went to France to study revolutionary events there, and returned to Ireland with the new Flag of Ireland, a tricolour of green, white and orange made by and given to them by French women sympathetic to the Irish cause add something

 

The acquisition of the flag is commemorated at the 1848 Flag Monument in the Irish parliament add something

 

The design used in 1848 was similar to the present flag, except that orange was placed next to the staff, and the red hand of Ulster decorated the white field add something

 

This flag was first flown in public on March 1, 1848, during the Waterford by-election, when Meagher and his friends flew the flag from the headquarters of Meagher's "Wolfe Tone Confederate Club" at No. 33, The Mall, Waterford add something

 

Following the incident known as the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848 or "Battle of Ballingarry" in August 1848, Meagher, Terence MacManus, O'Brien, and Patrick O'Donoghue were arrested, tried and convicted for sedition add something


1849

In 1849 all were sent to Van Diemen's Land add something

 

This led to his exile to a British Penal Colony in Tasmania Australia in 1849 add something


1851

On February 22, 1851 Meagher married Katherine Bennett add something


1852

He escaped to the United States in 1852 and became an American citizen add something

 

In 1852 he escaped and made his way to the United States, where he settled in New York City add something

 

Less than a year after his wedding in January 1852, Meagher abruptly surrendered his "ticket-of-leave" and planned his escape to the United States add something

 

Meagher arrived in New York City in May 1852 add something


1854

She died in Ireland in May 1854, at the home of Meagher's father add something


1856

Elizabeth converted to Catholicism, and in 1856 she and Meagher married add something


1861

On April 12, 1861, the first shots were fired at U.S. held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina add something


1862

Peninsula Campaign - He was commissioned brigadier general to lead them in the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 add something

 

The Territory of Montana was created from the eastern portion of Idaho Territory as its population increased with an influx of settlers following the discovery of gold in 1862 add something

 

Subsequently Meagher raised the Irish Brigade and commanded it from February 3, 1862 to May 14, 1863 til later commanded a military district in Tennessee add something

 

The brigade was 4,000 strong in mid–May 1862, but by late May 1863 it had only a few hundred combat-ready men left add something


1863

After limited engagement at Chancellorsville, Meagher resigned his commission on May 14, 1863 add something


1864

He was assigned to duty in the Western Theater beginning in September 1864 add something


1865

He commanded the District of Etowah in the Department of the Cumberland from November 29 to January 5, 1865 add something

 

Sidney Edgerton - Between September 1865 and October 1866, Thomas F. Meagher served as "Acting Governor"

 

Yellowstone National Park - Hedges essentially restated comments made in October 1865 by acting Montana Territorial Governor Thomas Francis Meagher, who had previously commented that the region should be protected


1866

Montana - Under Territorial Governor Thomas Meagher, Montanans held a constitutional convention in 1866 in a failed bid for statehood


1867

In 1867, Meagher drowned in the swift-running Missouri River after falling accidentally from a steamboat at Fort Benton add something

 

In 1867, the renowned Western explorer John Bozeman was reportedly killed by a band of Sioux, who attacked other settlers as well add something

 

In the summer of 1867, Meagher traveled to Fort Benton, Montana, to receive a shipment of guns and ammunition sent by General Sherman for use by the Montana Militia add something


Thomas Francis Meagher died in 1867 add something

 

He drowned in the Missouri River near Fort Benton on July 1, 1867 add something


1889

Montana at last gained statehood in 1889, more than 20 years after Meagher's death add something


1892

Cavanagh 1892, p 12 had emigrated from County Tipperary just before the turn of the 18th century add something

 

Cavanagh 1892, p 19 These oratory skills would later distinguish Meagher during his years as a leading figure in Irish Nationalism add something


1913

Lonergan 1913, p 112 to study in England at Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit institution in Lancashire add something

 

Lonergan 1913, p 115 His fellow exiles disapproved of his marriage add something


2007

Wylie 2007, pp 117-121 Further, his Irish friend John Mitchel, who had settled in the South, supported the secessionists add something

 

Wylie 2007, pp 117-121 In lectures, including a famous speech made at the Boston Music Hall in September 1861, he implored the Irish of the North to defend the Union add something

 

Wylie 2007, pp 306-307 Sometime in the early evening of July 1, 1867, Meagher fell overboard from the steamboat "G. A. Thompson", into the Missouri add something

 

Wylie 2007, pp 313 Some said that Meagher had been drinking, and simply fell overboard add something


2016

American journalist and writer Timothy Egan, who published a biography of Meagher in 2016, suggested that he may have been murdered by Montana political enemies add something

 

Timothy Egan, author of a 2016 biography on Meagher, has suggested that the governor was murdered by Montana opponents add something