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The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 16 0 Browse Search
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s for his military genius, and also to the gallant General Sarsfield. Thomas Corcoran, the father of the young Colonel, served with distinction in the West Indit rigidly selected the officers of the army from aristocratic circles. Colonel Corcoran entered the Irish constabulary at the age of 19, and continued in that serts Orange fends and bitter hostility to the Roman Catholic faith, of which Colonel Corcoran was a member.--No locality could have been more favorable to impress a youstency, but at a latter session is appeared that General Sanford had given Colonel Corcoran a verbal promise that he should be excused, which was not afterwards fulfiish people were naturally highly elated at the result. The bravery of Colonel Corcoran in the action in which he fell needs no comment, and the formidable fort cis name attests his profound and practical knowledge of the science of war. Sons of Erin! let the watchword be Corcoran! Rescued if living, avenged if dead!
his resignation, but he was dismissed the service and sent to Fort Lafayette. Several soldiers claiming to be British subjects, and so represented through Lord Lyons, have been discharged from the army. The Academy of Arts erected by Mr. Corcoran, is now occupied by the Government for military purposes. Possession was taken to-day. It is needless to crowd the Secretary of War by further applications for military appointments, as there are no vacancies, excepting such as have been the military prison in Richmond on Tuesday, the 13th inst. From the escaped officers we give many interesting particulars of their follow-prisoners in this room. They say the Hon. Mr. Ely bears his confinement with equanimity, and that Col. Corcoran is well, and was not wounded at all in the engagement. Captain John Downey, of the Fire Zouaves, (reported killed,) is there uninjured and in good health. Col. Wilcox is slightly wounded, but doing well. Mr. Alvin Huson, of Rochester, New