Union officer and Irish Nationalist leader Michael Corcoran is buried in New York City
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 had died in a fall in Washington DC where he was serving five days before. St. Patrick's Cathedral was filled to capacity for his funeral service. He was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens. (By John Osborne)
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.