{⋆★⋆} MG Cleburne, Patrick R.

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

Born: March 17, 1828
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Birthplace: Ovens County Cork Ireland

Father: Dr. Joseph Cleburne 1792 – 1843

Mother: Mary Ann Ronayne 1792 – 1829

Girlfriend: Susan Tarleton 1840 – 1868
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

Career in Europe:

1846 – 1849: Served in the British Army rising to rank of Corporal​

Occupation in United States:

Immigrated to the United States, settling in Helena, Arkansas​
Worked as a Pharmacist in Helena, Arkansas​
Half Owner of The Democratic Star Newspaper
1856: Wounded during a street fight in Helena, Arkansas, Shot in Back​
Attorney in Helena, Arkansas​

Civil War Career:

Member of the Yell Rifles, Arkansas Militia​
1861: Captain of Yell Rifles helped seize the U.S. Arsenal in Little Rock​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh​
1862: Wounded in the face during the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville​
1862 – 1864: Commander of Confederate Infantry Division​
1862: Routed the Union Army during the Battle of Stones River​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga​
1863: Conducted a night assault during the Battle of Wauhatchie​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge​
1863: Protected the army of Tennessee, Battle of Ringgold, Georgia​
1864: Suggested to Army commanders to arm and emancipate slaves​
1864: Killed during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​

Died:
November 30, 1864

Place of Death: Franklin, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Gun Shot wounds to the abdomen

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

1st Burial: Saint John's Episcopal Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

2nd Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Helena, Arkansas
 
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KianGaf

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He is little know in these parts , probably imo due to the side he fought for. On the contrary in his lifetime US Grant who has heritage in County Tyrone was a revered figure and visited Ireland in his retirement. Things are changing for Cleburne he is getting better known for his actions like those in Ringgold Gap etc, some of his personal effects are in our national museum in Dublin, which is well worth a visit.
 

Luke Freet

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Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

Born: March 17, 1828View attachment 350347

Birthplace: Ovens County Cork Ireland

Father: Dr. Joseph Cleburne 1792 – 1843

Mother: Mary Ann Ronayne 1792 – 1829

Girlfriend: Susan Tarleton 1840 – 1868
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

Career in Europe:

1846 – 1849: Served in the British Army rising to rank of Corporal​

Occupation in United States:

Immigrated to the United States, settling in Helena, Arkansas​
Worked as a Pharmacist in Helena, Arkansas​
Half Owner of The Democratic Star Newspaper
1856: Wounded during a street fight in Helena, Arkansas, Shot in Back​
Attorney in Helena, Arkansas​

Civil War Career:

Member of the Yell Rifles, Arkansas Militia​
1861: Captain of Yell Rifles helped seize the U.S. Arsenal in Little Rock​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh​
1862: Wounded in the face during the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville​
1862 – 1864: Commander of Confederate Infantry Division​
1862: Routed the Union Army during the Battle of Stones River​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga​
1863: Conducted a night assault during the Battle of Wauhatchie​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge​
1863: Protected the army of Tennessee, Battle of Ringgold, Georgia​
1864: Suggested to Army commanders to arm and emancipate slaves​
1864: Killed during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​

Died:
November 30, 1864

Place of Death: Franklin, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Gun Shot wounds to the abdomen

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

1st Burial: Saint John's Episcopal Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

2nd Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Helena, Arkansas
Probably my favorite single figure from the period. One of the best Confederate generals of the war. His proposal is by and far the most fascinating document of the period, one of the greatest What ifs of the war.
 

Luke Freet

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I bet he had a great Irish accent too!!
From what I can tell, it seems that by the time the war started, after living in Helena for more than a decade, his Irish accent faded, though he still had some verbal ticks.
From what I can tell, he was by no means a Fenian, was more proud of being a southerner than being an Irishman.
 

Luke Freet

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There is a town of Cleburne here in Texas named after him. I wonder how long it will be until the PC crowd trys to get the citizens to change it's name?
I hope they recognize Cleburne for who he was. He never owned slaves, genuinely fought for the "liberation" of his adopted country, and saw slaves as equals to free white men in terms of soldiery (an opinion which flew in the face of the beliefs of most high ranking Confederates) and wanted them to be totally emancipated by the end of the war.
Granted, he did not want to give the newly freed men equal rights to whites, but compared to most of his contemporaries in the Confederate hierarchy, its quite progressive.
 

KianGaf

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I hope they recognize Cleburne for who he was. He never owned slaves, genuinely fought for the "liberation" of his adopted country, and saw slaves as equals to free white men in terms of soldiery (an opinion which flew in the face of the beliefs of most high ranking Confederates) and wanted them to be totally emancipated by the end of the war.
Granted, he did not want to give the newly freed men equal rights to whites, but compared to most of his contemporaries in the Confederate hierarchy, its quite progressive.

Good point and probably one of the biggest misconceptions of the war. There were people that just fought for their home and not an ideology.
 

Irishtom29

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I can’t even understand people from County Cork.

My mother, who is from Lurgan, dislikes people from Cork almost as much as she dislikes people from Kerry. But she likes people from Mayo; most of the Irish I knew in Chicago were from Mayo, Galway and Sligo. But we had a few from Donegal, Armagh, Down and Derry.

I think I'll go listen to Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore.
 
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