1832 – Union General Thomas Alfred Smyth is born in County Cork.

Smyth was born in Ballyhooly Co. Cork. He was the last Union General to be killed in the Civil War. He died on the day of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, having been mortally wounded by a sniper two days previously. He fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and was a Brigade Commander at Gettysburg. Following his death, he was posthumously brevetted Major General, US Volunteers.

Read Smyth bio at: http://irishamericancivilwar.com/2011/11/25/thomas-alfred-smyth-researching-a-neglected-irish-general/

5841962_128443250079

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,908 other followers

%d bloggers like this: