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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
etts; the Twenty-eighth New York, from Brooklyn; Company B of the United States Cavalry; and the Sixty-ninth New York, which was an Irish regiment, under Colonel Michael Corcoran. Their march across that lofty structure, in the bright light of a full moon, was a beautiful spectacle. Thousands of anxious men and women saw the gle, and the National banner was unfurled from it with imposing ceremonies. on that occasion a group of officers stood around the flag-staff. Among them was Colonel Corcoran, the commander, Colonel (afterward Major-General) David Hunter, and Captain (afterward Brigadier-General) Thomas Francis Meagher. At the request of CorcoranCorcoran, John savage, his aid, the well-known Irish poet, sang a song, entitled the Starry flag, which he had composed on the war-transport Marion, on the 18th of May, while on her perilous voyage with the regiment up the Potomac, exposed to the masked batteries planted by the Confederates on the Virginia shore. This song May be found i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
Davis had addressed a letter July 8. to the President, in which he threatened to deal with prisoners in his hands precisely as the commander and crew of the Savannah should be dealt with. He prepared to carry out that threat by holding Colonel Michael Corcoran, of the Sixty-ninth New York (Irish) Regiment, who was captured near Bull's Run, and others, as hostages, to suffer death if that penalty should be inflicted on the prisoners of the Savannah. Corcoran was treated with great harshness Corcoran was treated with great harshness He was handcuffed and placed in a solitary cell, with a chain attached to the floor, until the mental excitement produced by this ignominious treatment, combining with a susceptible constitution, and the infectious nature of the locality (Libby Prison), brought on an attack of typhoid fever. See Judge Daley's public letter to Senator Harris, December 21, 1861. Meanwhile the subject had been much discussed at home, On the 21st of December, Charles P. Daley, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
ited States Infantry, and was composed of Colonel Corcoran's Irish Regiment (Sixty-ninth New York Mi Sherman with his brigade came up, having Colonel Corcoran's New York Sixty-ninth in front, when Ayrnce of weakness and timidity on the part of Corcoran's Sixty-Ninth New York. their foes, into a f brigade, from Tyler's right wing, led by Colonel Corcoran, with his New York Sixty-ninth, sixteen henth Massachusetts, the Second Minnesota, and Corcoran's Sixty-ninth New York, were moved up to the on, and the Sixty-ninth (Irish) New York, Colonel Corcoran, to follow in battle order. The brigade for the third time they were repulsed. Then Corcoran led his Sixty-ninth to the charge, and the ro turning the tide of battle. At that moment, Corcoran was some distance in front, and becoming sepaolonel Haggerty, of the New York Sixty-ninth (Corcoran's Irish Regiment). Among the wounded were ColCorcoran, and Major James D. Potter. Wilcox, Corcoran, and Potter, were made prisoners. Such wa[2 more...]