Michael Corcoran

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Birthday
21, 1827
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 22, 1863 (36)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1827
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 22, 1863 (36)

About

Irish war hero who was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and led the 69th New York Regiment to Washington D.C. as a colonel. He also led the 69th into action at the First Battle of Bull Run.

Before Fame

He took an appointment to the Revenue Police in 1846 when he was 18 years old.

Trivia

He was a member of the Fourteenth Ward General Committee during his time as a Democratic politician at Tammany Hall.

Family Life

He married in 1854.

Associated With

He was a close confidant to Abraham Lincoln.