US Civil War Veteran and Invader of Canada, Fenian John O’Neill passes away 1878

#OnThisDay 1878 John O’Neill passed away. O’Neill was born in Monaghan but emigrated to the US during the Famine. He fought in the US Civil War & in 1866 launched the Fenian invasion of Canada,winning the battle of Ridgeway & successfully evacuating afterwards. #Ireland #History

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