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Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher had been sentenced to hang, exiled to a penal colony in Tasmania, and hunted jaguars in Central America before he ever made it to Fredericksburg.
Once there, at age 37, he led the Irish Brigade's charge of the stone wall at Sunken Road during the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg.
The sword that Meagher (pronounced "Mahr") is said to have carried during that battle took a similarly circuitous route--though without quite so much drama--before arriving in Fredericksburg just a few days before the 147th anniversary of the battle.
Meagher's sword will be on display for the next month at the Battlefield Visitor Center on Lafayette Boulevard.
Meagher's Irish Brigade has become the best-known unit to storm the Confederate stronghold at Marye's Heights on Dec. 13, 1862. Meagher lost nearly half of his men to Confederate fire as they crossed a field already littered with Union dead and wounded. ~ Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star #
Alma de Maria El Alma de Maria N.S. de la Encarnacion Concepcion Inmaculada Nuestra Señora De La Concepción Inmaculada The Soul of Mary The Virgin Annunciate The Virgin of the Dove
The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was proclaimed by Pius IV in 1854. The title of "Nuestra Señora De La Concepción Inmaculada" may be properly assigned to a variety of Marian figures. These all refer to the purity of Mary, although they may appear in a milieu of different poses and allegories. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is shown here…as a young girl with a crown of roses, with her hands crossed over her heart, holding a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, and staffs of roses and lilies to her chest, which represent her purity. She has a halo of stars around her head and clouds framing her.
While significant majorities of actual Native Americans polled have responded they don't takeoffense at the Washington Redskins' nickname, the question has remained an issue for some who consider the name pejorative.
The Week Magazine collected 19 more-PC names that have been proposed for the team, including the Washington Jepziwok (Chippewa for "great athletes") and the Washington Matwesaso ("courageous" in the native dialect of the Nanticokes, dominant tribe of the Potomac region).
Irish Elk likes the "Washington Americans." No one could object to such a fitting name associated with the nation's capital, and since the Indian is a centuries-old allegory for America, they could keep the logo. (Maybe they could even add a few more feathers.)