On Opposite Sides – The Story of 2 Irish Civil War Generals (#719)
Today we tell the story of two Irish men who ended up fighting on the opposite sides of the American Civil War - Patrick Cleburne and Thomas Francis Meagher. Two amazing stories of Irish emigrant men.
Today we tell the story of two Irish men who ended up fighting on the opposite sides of the American Civil War. One was Patrick Cleburne – also known as “Stonewall of the West” – who was born in the same village as Carina. The other was Thomas Francis Meagher – who came from Waterford – who escaped from his open prison in Tasmania to America where he was involved in leading the “Fighting 69th” before becoming the deputy governor of Montana. Two amazing stories of Irish emigrant men. With lots of great music along the way!
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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
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The following links were mentioned in this show:
- Patrick Cleburne – From Cork to the Battle of Franklin
- Thomas Francis Meagher – An Irish Name Spelled Two Ways
This episode features the following Music:
- “O’Sullivan’s March” – performed by The Chieftains.
- “Patrick Cleburne” – performed by Derek Warfield.
- “Ballad of Thomas Francis Meagher” – performed by Brendan Doherty.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.