Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2013 by City of Fairfax—Historic Fairfax City Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 38° 50.812′ N, 77° 18.484′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West Street (at the turn to North Street), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fairfax Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mosby Dr. William Gunnell House (about 400 feet away); Fairfax Court House (about 400 feet away); Fairfax County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Efe Quality House (about 400 feet away); A Tribute to The Men of Fairfax County (about 500 feet away); Moore House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Regarding Gen. Corcoran. The Irish Legion, also known as Corcoran’s Brigade, was composed of the 155th, 164th, 170th, 175th, and 182nd New York Infantry. It was commanded by Brigadier General Michael Corcoran.
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1. Wikipedia Entry for Michael Corcoran. “While Corcoran was imprisoned [by the Confederates] the U.S. had made threats to execute captured Confederate privateers. Corcoran and several other Union prisoners were selected by lot for execution if the U.S. carried out its threats against the privateers. This event was known as the Enchantress Affair, but no executions were ever carried out by either side. Corcoran was then offered a parole under the conditions that (Submitted on August 31, 2014.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for Fenian Brotherhood. Both Fenian factions raised money by the issue of bonds in the name of the ‘Irish Republic,’ which were bought by the faithful in the expectation of their being honored when Ireland should be ‘A Nation Once Again.’ These bonds were to be redeemed ‘six months after the recognition of the independence of Ireland.’ Hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants subscribed.” (Submitted on September 1, 2014.)
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