Brigadier General Patrick Jones, New York Lawyer, born in Westmeath 1830

#OnThisDay 1830 Brigadier General Patrick Jones was born in Westmeath. Jones moved to New York & despite being poor and poorly educated, became a prominent lawyer. During the American Civil War he joined the “Irish Rifles” as a private & quickly rose through the ranks. He was so effective he was promoted to Brigadier General after taking part in Sherman’s March to the Sea.

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BGen Patrick Henry Jones

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