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Queen Victoria Cabinet Card A cabinet card of Queen Victoria by Irish photographer James Lafayette. His real name was James Stack Lauder and the Lafayette photographic studio was opened by him in 1880. The business survives to this day making it one of the oldest photographic studios in the World. The Card has been signed by Queen Victoria and is dated Feb. 10th 1887.

Thomas William Sweeny. (1820-92). Ireland. Immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. Fought in the Mexican and Yuma Wars. Commanded brigades and divisions in the Civil War. Led the ill-fated Fenian Raid into Canada in 1866. A feisty guy, he engaged in a fistfight with Grenville Dodge, his corps commander.

Thomas William Sweeny (1820 -1892) was an Irish soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In 1866, Sweeny led the Niagara Raid of the Fenian invasion of Canada. These unsuccessful raids were meant to pressure England to withdraw forces from Ireland. Sweeny was arrested for violating American neutrality laws, but was soon released. He served in the army until his retirement in 1870. #history #civilwar #ireland

The Manchester Martyrs – William Philip Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O'Brien – were members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, an organisation dedicated to ending British rule in Ireland. They were executed for the killing of a police officer in Manchester, England, in 1867

The mutilated body of Patrick Loughnane, age 29, Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army, tortured to death alongside his younger brother Harry, age 22, by the Royal Irish Constabulary, Britain's feared colonial police force in Ireland, 1920.

Countess Constance Markievicz. (1868 – 1927). Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. First woman elected to the British House of Commons, though did not take seat; also one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet position. Founded Fianna Éireann, a para-military nationalist scouts organisation that taught teenagers to use firearms. When sent to prison by british, said: "I do wish your lot had the decency to shoot me."

Thomas Darragh, Martin Hogan, Michael Harrington, Thomas Hassett, Robert Cranston and James Wilson. Six Fenians rescued from Western Australia during the Catalpa Rescue

Fenian Flag of the 7th Missouri Infantry Vols. Picture was created and submitted by Aaron Gilmore. Amazing job Aaron! We thank you very much for this contribution to the Irish in the US Civil War.