Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career. VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Captain W. F. LYONS.
Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career.
Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career.

Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career.

Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, circa 1869.

Small octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in.

An Irish nationalist in Van Diemens Land

Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement of 1848.

Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement of 1848.

Renowned for his personal charisma and powerful oratory, Meagher was born into a prosperous family and enjoyed a successful political career. In 1848 he was charged with leading the Young Ireland movement and inciting rebellion, a capital conviction transmuted to transportation for life. He arrived in Hobart in October 1849, where he quickly married and obtained a ticket-of-leave, only to escape the colony within a matter of years (arriving in New York in May of 1852). His time in Australia and subsequent escape is detailed in a chapter of this book.

As a citizen of the United States, Meagher is best remembered as a Union officer in command of an Irish brigade, and as sometime Governor of Montana. He drowned in the Missouri River in 1867, and was quickly immortalised as a paradigm Irish patriot in biographies such as this one.

Ferguson, 11796.

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