Thomas Francis Meagher died 1867

#OnThisDay 1867 Thomas F. Meagher, the Young Irelander, exiled to Van Dieman’s Land, escapee, American Civil War General, leader of the Irish Brigade, Governor of Montana & first man to fly the Irish Tricolour in public drowned after falling from a ship on the Missouri River. His body was never found. The circumstances around his death are mysterious and rife for conspiracies. Some say he was drunk and fell over board, others say he was poisoned, others again say that he was killed by disgruntled Confederates.

TF Meagher

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