- Myles Walter Keogh 1840-1876
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Myles Walter Keogh was born on March
25, 1840, at Orchard House, a stone dwelling that still stands near
the village of Leighlinbridge, County Carlow. Myles' father,
John Keogh, (the name sometimes appears as Kehoe), was a Carlowman
whose brother, Patrick, had been executed by the English at Carlow
town following the Uprising of 1798. The family was staunchly
Catholic and, despite the mistaken claims of some authors, John
Keogh never served as an officer in the 5th Royal Irish Lancers or
any other British army unit. Myles' mother, the former Margarete
Blanchfield, hailed from a prosperous landholding clan whose
ancestral seat was at Rathgarvan, near Clifden in County Kilkenny
He was one of nine surviving children.
When he finished school in Leighlinbridge, he attended St.
Patrick's College, Carlow.
Walter Keogh (March 25, 1840 – June 25, 1876) was an Irish soldier who was also
an American Civil War military officer and later a member of the U.S. 7th
Cavalry Regiment during the Indian Wars of the 1870s. He was killed at the
Battle of the Little Bighorn.
- (Image from Wikipedia)
Little Big Horn
Life of Myles Walter Keogh ] [
Walter Keogh (1840-1876) ]
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