Union Army Brigadier General Richard Busteed born in Cavan 1822

#OnThisDay 1822 Brigadier General Richard Busteed was born in Cavan. His family moved to New York & he became a lawyer. Despite being a bitter opponent to Lincoln, after the attack on Fort Sumtner, he joined the army & became a ‘staunch defender of the Union’.

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