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In Washington D.C., Union officer and Irish Nationalist leader Michael Corcoran dies in a fall

Michael Corcoran, detail
12/22/1863
Brigadier General Michael Corcoran was a veteran of Bull Run and a committed Irish Nationalist leader famously charged with insubordination as a New York City militia commander before the war for his refusal to parade his regiment for the visiting Prince of Wales. He was stationed in Washington and after escorting his fellow nationalist officer Thomas Francis Meagher to the railway station was fatally injured when his horse stumbled and fell on him, fracturing his skull.  He was thirty-six years old. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Sussanah Ural Bruce, The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 ( New York: New York University Press, 2006), 191.

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