General Juan MacKenna, hero in Chile, born in Monaghan 1771

#OnThisDay 1771 Brigadier Juan (John) MacKenna was born in Monaghan. MacKenna fought with the Spanish against the French&then in Chile where he rose through the ranks eventually fighting for independence from Spain. MacKenna was allies with Bernardo O’Higgins.

#Ireland #History

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