University of Notre Dame

Thomas Francis Meagher Memorabilia


Origination : Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867.
Extent : 15 items.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Thomas Francis Meagher Memorabilia (ZAU), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Copies of letters, clippings, and other memorabilia concerning Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher, his family history, and Notre Dame's reception and possession of the Meagher sword and the Irish Brigade's flag; and four letters Meagher sent to Andrew O'Connell (1866-1867) with a document appointing O'Connell Justice of the Peace at Large for the Montana Territory. Also Meagher's U.S. Army regulation field officer's sword


Irish revolutionary sentenced to death in 1848. After escaping to the United States, he became editor of the Irish News. He served the Union in the Civil War as leader of the Irish Brigade. In 1865 he accepted the job of Territorial Secretary of Montana and in 1866 served as Acting Territorial Governor.


Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867.
O'Connell, Andrew.
Irish Brigade, 1861-1865.

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