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Jane Marie
Jane Marie • 24 weeks ago

Michael Maloney. He emigrated from Ireland to Minnesota, where he was drafted into the Union Army in 1864. His regiment served mainly in Georgia. He survived the war and died at age 54 in 1884.

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Albert Woolson. Drummer boy in the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment. He was the last surviving Civil War veteran when he died in 1956. #civilwar

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Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was born in Ireland, the son of a protestant physician. After serving for 3 years with the British army, he moved to Arkansas. During the American Civil War, Cleburne distinguished himself as a Confederate general leading troops at Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, Atlanta and finally Franklin where he and 6 other Confederate generals were killed or mortally wounded. Cleburne also supported arming slaves to fight for the South, though the idea never took off.

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anjelica huston at age 16, in ireland, 1968