Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Thomas Francis Meager
Thomas Francis Meager
1823 Ireland - 1867 Montana
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.
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. (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power Building 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.
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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 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.