Fr. John Bannon Confederate Chaplain born 1829

#OnThisDay 1829 Fr John Bannon was born in Rooskey, Roscommon. Fr. Bannon moved to St. Louis, Missouri & joined the Confederate Army at the start of the Civil War. Captured & released in 1863 he returned to Ireland to discourage recruitment in to the Union army.

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