Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> The beau ideal of a soldier and a gentleman : the life of Col....
The beau ideal of a soldier and a gentleman :
the life of Col. Patrick Henry O'Rorke from Ireland to Gettysburg /
by Brian A. Bennett.
|Main Creator:||Bennett, Brian A.|
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Wheatland, N.Y. : Triphammer Pub., ©1996.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
O'Rorke, 1836-1863, was born in County Cavan and came to Rochester, New York, when he was a small boy. He entered West Point in 1857 and graduated first in his class. His work as an engineer along the South Carolina coast earned him a colonel's commission, commanding the 140th N. Y. Infantry, a regiment raised in Rochester. A very promising military career was snipped in the bud when he fell on July 2nd, 1863, while leading his men in battle on Gettysburg's Little Round Top.
Physical description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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