Category Archives: Military

Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 II

Please see the first post on this subject for context and an explanation of the Bureau of Military History. Valentine Jackson was a member of the IRB in the years before the 1916 Rising.[1] He outlines how he had vague … Continue reading

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Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 I

On 7 August 2012 the Defense Forces Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland released digitized witness statements from over one thousand people who participated in the revolutionary period from 1913-1921. They were recorded by the Bureau of Military History … Continue reading

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Sergent’s Tragic Homecoming 1952

A very sad story about the family of U.S. army sergeant, Charles Buggy, from 1952.[1] [1] Author Unknown, Sgt’s Tragic Homecoming in Sunday Times, 31 March 1952, p.3; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au :  accessed 5 June 2012

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Schuylkill County Civil War Volunteer

An entry was found in Biographical and portrait cyclopedia of Schuylkill County….. for a Patrick Buggy who served in the Civil War. The entry is under the heading, “Schuylkill Men In Other Regiments” with the subheading, “the following were volunteers … Continue reading

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3rd Battalion Kilkenny 1922

The War of Independence and the Civil War were fought in Ireland from 1919-1923. Many men from all over the country fought the British forces and then fought each other after the signing of the Treaty. James Buggy from Ballyouskill … Continue reading

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Sentenced to death 1798

The United Irishman Rebellion lasted from May to September in 1798. Fighting was particularly acute in many Leinster counties, most notably Wicklow and Wexford.  An article in The Observer newspaper outlines that at the Maryborough (modern day name is Port … Continue reading

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Whiteboys attack on Ballyragget, Kilkenny 1775

Examples of the Buggy name from the 1700s in Ireland are generally rare to find. One example comes from Transactions of the Ossory Archaeological Society which contains a reproduced article from the 25 February 1775 edition of Finn’s Leinster Journal .[1] … Continue reading

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