Ireland Old News
In Ramsay, Sunday, May 15th, Andrew Graham. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, of Scots descent, in 1852, and afterwards his father moved to Scotland. He came to Canada in 1870 and then to Connecticut, USA, after which he moved to Lanark. He next lived in Almonte for 12 years before moving on to a farm in Ramsay. Twenty-five years ago he married Miss Mary M. Syme, of Ramsay. A family of four children survive: James S.; Peter T. and Miss Mabel A., at home; and Miss Jessie J. Graham, who married Mr. Milton Stanley of Carleton Place. His wife predeceased him seven years ago.
Iowa City Daily Press
THE PUZZLED IRISHMAN
"At the battle of Fredricksburg
where our fellows under Burnside were slaughtered by the Johnnies," said
Private Conlin of the Eighty-eighth New York, "The Irish brigade was
ordered to charge up Marye's heights, a perfectly absurd and most murderous
undertaking. The enemy were behind stone walls, and, notwithstanding the fact
that the men with sprigs of green on their hats fell nearest the stone wall, we
Irish were driven back like troops that preceded us. Our only glory was that we
came nearest to the wall and left many brave fellows with green sprigs in their
caps to testify how desperately we fought for Old Glory on that fatal day.
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