The Felon’s Track or History of the Attempted Outbreak in Ireland (1920)
The Felon’s Track or History of the Attempted Outbreak in Ireland. Embracing the leading events in the Irish struggle from the year 1843 to the close of 1848. Dublin: Gill, 1920. Forth Impression. Pp xxxi, 320. Illustrated with plates. Green cloth, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers faded, contents in very good condition.
Original edition with D’arcy M’Gee’s narrative of 1848, a preface, some account of the author’s contemporaries an index and Illustrations.
Tipperary born Michael Doheny took part in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, eluded arrest, and after being hunted by the police for some time, escaped to New York. He settled in the United States, and became a lawyer and a soldier with the Fenian Brotherhood. He helped to found the Irish-American 69th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the “Fighting Irish”, in which he was a company commander. The regiment would have an illustrious history in the American Civil War and in both world wars.
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