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Patrick Cleburne: The Birthplace of The Highest-Ranking Irishman in America’s Civil War Has Gone Up for Sale in Cork

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 28, 2019
 

Bride Park Cottage, the house in which American Civil War veteran Patrick Cleburne was born, has gone up for sale in Ovens, County Cork.

Cleburne was the highest-ranking Irishman to ever serve in the American Civil War. Born on St Patrick’s day, 1828, the Cork man served in the British Army before settling in Arkansas in 1849 after failing to gain entrance to Trinity College of Medicine. He served on the Confederate side, not because he was in favour of slavery but because he was grateful to the people of the Southern states for accepting him so graciously into their lives.

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