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Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Thomas Francis Meager

 
 
Thomas Francis Meager Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Thomas Francis Meager Marker
Inscription.  
Ceannaire mor Eireanach aoibhinn agus onorach

Thomas Francis Meager
1823 Ireland - 1867 Montana

Irish Patriot
American Civil War Hero
Acting Governor, Montana Territory

A few yards from here Meagher met his mysterious Fate on July 1, 1867
"(We) shall not look upon his like again." -- Shakespeare


 
Erected 2009 by Montana and National Hibernians, Community of Fort Benton, People of the Republic of Ireland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1867.
 
Location. 47° 49.148′ N, 110° 39.931′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and 17th Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drowning of the Governor (here, next to this marker); H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power & Bro.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power Building (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Choteau House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mullan Wagon Road (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Choteau House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Fort Benton's riverside park.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Francis Meager - Wikipedia. In 1852, Meagher escaped and made his way to the United States, where he settled in New York City. He studied law, worked as a journalist, and traveled to present lectures on the Irish cause. He married for a second time in New York. At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general. He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging
Thomas Francis Meager Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Thomas Francis Meager Marker
support among Irish immigrants for the Union. By his first marriage in Ireland, he had one surviving son; the two never met.
(Submitted on November 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Thomas Francis Meager image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
3. Thomas Francis Meager
Statue of Meagher in front of the Montana state capitol building installed in 1905 image. Click for full size.
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4. Statue of Meagher in front of the Montana state capitol building installed in 1905
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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