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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Irish Bridgade Lexington 100th Ann article
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:38:21 -0600
On Sept 17, 1961, the 100th Anniversary of
the battle at Lexington, Gilbert Twiss wrote a very
descriptive article. It includes a sketch of the battlefield, too.
I'll send that to you.
On Jan 26, 2008, at 10:18 AM, dan hogan wrote:
> I have an ancestor who was supposedly in the Chicago
> Irish Brigade. He was one Frank Curran, 23 IL
> Infantry, Company B. He was killed in action at the
> Battle of Lexington, MO also called the Battle of the
> Hemp Bales. Nan has previously helped me with rosters
> but he does not appear there, though I have his
> enlistment record. Does a Frank Curran appear in any
> of these news articles?
> Dan Hogan
> --- Nan Brennan <> wrote:
>> That's terrific that you were able to obtain those
>> citations from John.
>> I'm assuming they may not have included the Chicago
>> There are 100s of articles in the Chicago Tribune on
>> related subjects.
>> 300 articles on the Irish Brigade just in the years
>> 1861 and 1862.
>> Here's an example of some from a later
>> period---during the Boer War
>> Chicago Tribune, Aug 24, 1902 page 16
>> Picnic For Ambulance Corps
>> Irish-Americans to have an outing at Oswald's Grove
>> to Raise Money
>> For Chicagoans in Africa. (very long article)
>> The corp in this article is called the
>> "Irish-American-Boer Ambulance
>> Association of Chicago"
>> Capt John J Quinn was president. Some of the names
>> mentioned (of
>> soldiers waiting to be
>> brought home from Johannesburg): James Jeffries,
>> Michael Halley,
>> Jerry O'Leary,
>> Peter O'Hara, George Wilson, Earnest Criss, Louis
>> Rupprecht, Joseph
>> Wade, James French,
>> Joseph Kennedy, John McGlew.
>> Chicago TribuneFeb 11, 1900page 13
>> IRISH CORPS OFF TODAY
>> HOSPITAL FORCE FOR BOER ARMY TO START AT 10AM
>> Chicago TribuneNov 17, 1900 page 1 (continues on
>> several pages)
>> IRISH VALOR IN TRANSVAAL WAR
>> CHicago Ambulance Corp Tell of Their Five Months'
>> Campaign in Africa
>> Very long article about their return to New York.
>> Many stories of
>> numerous battles, etc.
>> Some Chicago members listed in this article:
>> John Duff, Daniel McHugh, John Costello, Patrick
>> Carroll (341 W
>> Adams), John Quinn (124 E Ohio), James Coyne,
>> (Daniel McHugh was captured), John Walsh (317
>> Jackson) Dr AF Conroy
>> (captured), Dr J.R. McNamara, Dr Jeremiah Slattery,
>> Dr H.H. McAuley, Dr Ross, T. Long.
>> Casualties of the Corp mentioned: Edward Eagan of
>> Chicago, killed at
>> Thaba 'nchu
>> MICHAEL O'HARA of Holyoke Mass, killed at
>> Watervalonder; John J
>> Reilly of Chicago, wounded
>> at Thaba'Nchu and sent to St Helena. Prisoners:
>> Michael Hearn and
>> John Dougherty of Holyoke
>> Mass and Joseph Hill of Chicago....all sent to
>> Others from Chicago:Thomas Naughton, Richard
>> Cahill, Fred Verslius,
>> Rudolph Linsehoter
>> Daniel m. Daly, Captain Patrick O'Connor, Hubert
>> O'Hara (863 Girard
>> St), William Hurley (1148 47thPL)
>> Have you already read alot of the Tribune stories?
>> On Jan 25, 2008, at 1:51 PM, Bill King wrote:
>>> I was very interested in the Clan na Gael
>> "ambulance corps" from
>>> Chicago that went to the Boer War. My great uncle
>> was in the
>>> "ambulance corps". John has since sent me
>> citations of Chicago
>>> newspapers articles that report on the organizing
>> and the actions
>>> of the "ambulance corps". This is a great help to
>> me as I work on
>>> my family history. Bill King
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Nan Brennan <>
>>>> Sent: Jan 24, 2008 10:56 PM
>>>> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Q & A More feedback
>> on John Corrigan.
>>>> I know many of you engaged directly with John and
>> some had specific
>>>> questions for him. Could you share this onlist,
>> for all of us, but
>>>> for those who were unable to attend?
>>>> Annette, did you get the information you were
>> interested in on
>>>> Also, I had to leave the table twice. So I
>> missed some things, too.
>>>> Did anyone ask John about his website, his
>> database-----the how
>>>> and when
>>>> of it's availability?
>>>> Thanks for sharing your information with all of
> Dan Hogan
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