- Town:MT Helena
Year of creation:1905
- Rider(s):Meagher, Thomas Francis
(1823 –1867) was an Irish nationalist and leader in the Rebellion of 1848. Convicted of sedition, he was sentenced to exile for life to Australia. In 1852 he escaped and made his way to the United States, where he studied law, worked as a journalist, and traveled to present lectures on the Irish cause. At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general. He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade. Following the Civil War, Meagher was appointed acting governor of the Montana Territory. In 1867, Meagher drowned in the swift-running Missouri River after falling accidentally from a steamboat at Fort Benton. His statue by Luke Wadding was erected in his home city Waterford in 2004.
- Sculptor(s):Mulligan, Charles J.
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