Timeline of Thomas Francis Meagher

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Aug. 3, 1823 – born Waterford Ireland

1834 – Jesuit Boarding school, Clongowes Wood College

1838 – Youngest medalist in the Debating Society

1843 – Returns to Ireland

1844 – Joins the Repeal Association

1846 – Joins the Young Irelanders

1848 – To France; returns with tricolor

1848 – March 1 – Flies the tricolor at 33 the Mall; arrested with ten others

1849 – Convicted, death sentence commuted to life transportation to Tasmannia

1851 – Marries Catherine Bennett

1852 – January – escapes Van Diemen’s Land

May – arrives New York, USA

1854 – Catherine arrives New York; four months later returns to Ireland, gives birth to Thomas Bennett Meagher, subsequently dies

1856 – Marries Elizabeth Townsend

1860 – To Panama

1861 – April 29 – Enlists in New York for the Union Army, US 69th

1862 – Forms The Irish Brigade

1863 – May 14 – Resigns commission

1864 – Reassigned

1865 – October – arrives MT Territory, immediately becomes Acting Governor

1866 – Convenes legislature to bring Montana to statehood

1867 – July 1 – Disappears mysteriously in Ft. Benton MT

1905 – Statue erected in Helena MT