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Here are some members of the 79th NY in 1872. Note that half are wearing the distinctive unique 79th NY two-row diced prewar/wartime Glengarries, half the postwar 93rd Highlanders glengarries.   Only the fellow on the far right is wearing the prewar 1858-1861 style sporran.

Here are some members of the 79th NY in 1872. Note that half are wearing the distinctive unique 79th NY two-row diced prewar/wartime Glengarries, half the postwar 93rd Highlanders glengarries. Only the fellow on the far right is wearing the prewar 1858-1861 style sporran.

'Queen's guard marching' by Bruce Davidson, 1960. Courtesy: Bruce Davidson; Magnum Photos

'Another London' photography exhibition at Tate Britain, London

At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general.[1] He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union

At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general.[1] He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union

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