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Allen, John (d. 1855), Irish nationalist and army officer

Nancy J. Curtin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 293 words.

Allen, John (d. 1855), Irish nationalist and army officer, was a native of Dublin, where he was also for some time a partner in a drapery business. His participation in the United Irish...

Brennan, Michael [Mícheál] (1896–1986), Irish revolutionary and general

David Fitzpatrick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 2280 words.

Brennan, Michael [Mícheál] (1896–1986), Irish revolutionary and general, was born on 2 February 1896 at Gortgarraun, near Meelick, co. Clare, the youngest of three rebel sons of Patrick...

Byrne, Miles (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary and officer in the French army

James Livesey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 718 words.

Byrne, Miles (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary and officer in the French army, was born on 20 March 1780 at Monaseed on the borders between co. Wexford and co. Wicklow, the son of Patrick...

Carey, James (1837–1883), Fenian and informer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Ethnic Politics. 754 words.

Carey, James (1837–1883), Fenian and informer, was the son of Francis Carey, a bricklayer, who migrated from Celbridge, co. Kildare, to Dublin. There his wife (whose name is not known) kept...

Devereux, John (1778–1860), United Irishman and army officer in the Colombian service

Matthew Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1271 words.

Devereux, John (1778–1860), United Irishman and army officer in the Colombian service, was born in Taghmon, co. Wexford, Ireland, the son of William Devereux and his wife, Mary. As a young...

Fairman, William Blennerhasset (fl. 1798–1837), army officer and Orangeman

John Wolffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Ethnic Politics. 956 words.

Fairman, William Blennerhasset (fl. 1798–1837), army officer and Orangeman, was probably born in south-east England in the mid-1770s, and had family ties with the Netherlands. In July 1798...

Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and army officer

Liam Chambers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2419 words.

Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and army officer, was born on 15 October 1763 in London, the twelfth of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster...

Forrest, Nathan Bedford

Rodney P. Carlisle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Race and Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1712 words.

Forrest, Nathan Bedford (13 July 1821–29 October 1877), Confederate general, was born in Marshall County, Tennessee, the son of William Forrest, a blacksmith, and Mariam Beck. When Forrest...

Gholson, Samuel Jameson

Timothy S. Huebner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Race and Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1102 words.

Gholson, Samuel Jameson (19 May 1808–16 October 1883), jurist and general, was born in Madison County, Kentucky. Little is known of his parents, but it is certain that the family moved to...

Gordon, John Brown

Ethan S. Rafuse.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Ethnic Politics; Race and Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; State and Local Government. 1308 words.

Gordon, John Brown (06 February 1832–09 January 1904), soldier and politician, was born in Upson County, Georgia, the son of Zachariah Herndon Gordon, a minister, and Malinda Cox. After...

Keugh, Mathew (c. 1744–1798), army officer and Irish nationalist

Ruán O'Donnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 868 words.

Keugh, Mathew (c. 1744–1798), army officer and Irish nationalist, was born in co. Wexford. A loyalist acquaintance, Charles Jackson, claimed that Keugh was a drummer in the 33rd regiment...

Kościuszko, Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1494 words.

Kościuszko, Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura (12 February 1746–15 October 1817), revolutionary war officer and leader for Polish independence, was born at one of his family’s estates, either...

MacBride, John (1868–1916), Irish revolutionary and officer in the Irish brigade of the Boer army

Donal P. McCracken.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1064 words.

MacBride, John (1868–1916), Irish revolutionary and officer in the Irish brigade of the Boer army, was born on 7 May 1868 in The Quay, Westport, co. Mayo, Ireland, the youngest of five sons...

Meagher, Thomas Francis

James K. Hogue.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1226 words.

Meagher, Thomas Francis (23 August 1823–01 July 1867), Irish-American nationalist, lawyer, and soldier, was born in Waterford, Ireland, the son of Thomas Meagher, a merchant and member of...

Meagher, Thomas Francis (1823–1867), Irish nationalist and soldier

Rory T. Cornish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Ethnic Politics. 1706 words.

Meagher, Thomas Francis (1823–1867), Irish nationalist and soldier, was born in the city of Waterford, at what is now the Granville Hotel, Meagher Quay, on 3 August 1823. Little is known of...

Murray, Andrew (d. 1297), patriot and soldier

Andrew Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Ethnic Politics. 642 words.

Murray, Andrew (d. 1297), patriot and soldier, came of a family, originally Flemish, which had settled in the province of Moray about the middle of the twelfth century. His father, Andrew...

Richardson, Sir George Lloyd Reily (1847–1931), army officer and commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force

Roger T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Ethnic Politics. 1405 words.

Richardson, Sir George Lloyd Reily (1847–1931), army officer and commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force, was born in Bengal, India, on 20 September 1847, the eldest son of Major-General...