The Valiant Hours; Narrative Of "Captain Brevet," An Irish-American In The Army Of The Potomac

The Valiant Hours Narrative Of Captain Brevet An Irish American In The Army Of The Potomac Thomas Francis De Burgh Galwey was born in London England in of an Irish family one of the oldest branches of the Burkes of Galway The family came to this country in and settled on a far

  • Title: The Valiant Hours; Narrative Of "Captain Brevet," An Irish-American In The Army Of The Potomac
  • Author: Thomas Francis Galwey
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  • Page: 268
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  • Thomas Francis De Burgh Galwey was born in London, England, in 1846, of an Irish family, one of the oldest branches of the Burkes of Galway The family came to this country in 1851 and settled on a farm just outside of Cleveland, the site now being on Euclid Avenue When the Civil War broke out, Galwey enlisted in the Hibernian Guard Company of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infa Thomas Francis De Burgh Galwey was born in London, England, in 1846, of an Irish family, one of the oldest branches of the Burkes of Galway The family came to this country in 1851 and settled on a farm just outside of Cleveland, the site now being on Euclid Avenue When the Civil War broke out, Galwey enlisted in the Hibernian Guard Company of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry He was a slim, beardless youth only 5 feet 4 inches tall, but with a restless, lively spirit which soon won him promotion to corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant His dark hair and snapping black eyes, as well as his effervescent and courageous spirit proclaimed his Gaelic ancestry, of which he was intensely proud During the war Galwey meticulously made daily entries in his diary, a series of small leather covered notebooks which he carried in his knapsack From time to time he transcribed these notes into a larger book Both of these journals have been preserved, and constitute the bulk of this narrative The editor has simply changed the diary form to that of a narrative, adding a few notes here and there to clarify the background Galwey s original sketch maps have been reproduced, and a few others of the same type added In transcribing his notes to the larger journal, Galwey frequently switched back and forth between the present and past tense Some of this has been retained, to preserve the contemporary flavor and authenticity The last chapter contains some additional biographical data contributed by Colonel Geoffrey Galwey, the author s son It deals with Thomas Galwey s life after the war and sheds further light on the character and activities of a fascinating personality Foreword.

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