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On Opposite Sides - The Story of 2 Irish Civil War Generals (#719)
Episode 1910th May 2022 • The Letter from Ireland Podcast - with Carina & Mike Collins • Mike Collins
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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!

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