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2723T Marlborough
April 29, 2014 10:00AM - May 6, 2014 6:00PMCalender

Portrait of "Brig. Gen. T.F. Meagher. U.S.A."

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2723T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 29, 2014 10:00AM


Portrait of "Brig. Gen. T.F. Meagher. U.S.A.", c. 1861-65, unsigned ink and watercolor on paper in a period wood frame, 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.

Note: Thomas Francis Meagher was an Irish nationalist and leader of a rebellion in Ireland, and served time for sedition in Australia until he escaped and came to America where he studied law and became a journalist. Meagher joined the U.S. Army at the beginning of the American Civil War, and rose to the rank of brigadier general. He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union.
Estimate $400-600

Some small tears, and light foxing and staining.

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T.F. Meagher, United States Army, Brig. Gen., United States, Thomas Francis Meagher, journalist, leader, Australia, Irish Brigade