1863 – Death of Sligo-born Union Brigadier General Michael Corcoran.

Michael Corcoran, who was born in Ballymote, Co Sligo, is killed when his horse falls on him. He was just thirty-six years old. Corcoran was a Confederate prisoner of war for a period but was released as part of a prisoner exchange. Although his father was an officer in the British army, Michael Corcoran had […]

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