Brig Gen Michael Corcoran’s Irish Legion win their debut battle in Virginia 1863

#OnThisDay 1863 Brigadier General Michael Corcoran, from Sligo, led his Irish Legion into their first battle against Confederate forces at Deserted House/Kelly’s Store in Suffolk, Virginia. The Irish won the battle & drove the Confederates back two miles. #Ireland #History

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