Captain Myles Keogh born today 1840

#OnThisDay 1840 Captain Myles Keogh was born in Leighlinbridge, Carlow. He fought with the Papal Army in Italy & the Union army as a cavalry officer during the American Civil War at battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam & others. Keogh died at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, his body un-mutilated because of his bravery (He may have been left untouched because of his holy medal that he wore). His horse Comanche was the sole survivor of the battle and became the 7th Cavalry’s mascot for some years.
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