By: Thomas Wagner & Alden Winch
Date: 1862 (circa) Philadelphia
Dimensions: 18 x 13.5 inches
Color litho of Col. Thomas F. Meagher, was an Irish Nationalist. After being convicted of sedition, he was first sentenced to death, but received transportation for life to Tasmania. Meagher escaped and made his way to the United States, where he settled in New York City.
He decided to fight for the Union Army, and formed a predominantly Irish-America brigand known as the 69th New York Infantry, or the "Fighting 69th". In making his decision to fight for the North, meager is quoted as saying "It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States." After the Civil war, Meagher became the governor of the Montana Territory.
Condition: This print is in A condition with bold original coloring on heavy clean paper. Some light crinkling of the paper is apparent in the top margin.
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