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Thomas Francis Meagher Memorabilia

 Fonds
Identifier: ZAU

Scope and Content

Copies of letters, clippings, and other memorabilia concerning Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher, his family history, and Notre Dame's reception and possession of the Meagher sword and the Irish Brigade's flag; and four letters Meagher sent to Andrew O'Connell (1866-1867) with a document appointing O'Connell Justice of the Peace at Large for the Montana Territory. Also Meagher's U.S. Army regulation field officer's sword

Dates

  • 1863-1964.

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

Irish revolutionary sentenced to death in 1848. After escaping to the United States, he became editor of the Irish News. He served the Union in the Civil War as leader of the Irish Brigade. In 1865 he accepted the job of Territorial Secretary of Montana and in 1866 served as Acting Territorial Governor.

Extent

15 items.

Title
Thomas Francis Meagher Memorabilia
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

Contact:
607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 United States
(574) 631-6448