Drowning of the Governor

Drowning of the Governor (HM2MOL)

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N 47° 49.15', W 110° 39.93'

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Thomas Francis Meagher was born in Ireland in 1823. An Irish Revolutionary, he was caught and sentenced to death. Meagher's sentence was commuted to exile in Tasmania but he escaped to the United States. As a Brigadier General, Meagher commanded the Fighting 69th during the Civil War and was the hero of the Union Army at the Battle of Antietam. He came West after the war as the secretary to the Governor, and became Acting Governor when the appointee refused to say in Montana. Meagher had just been relieved of his position as Governor when he came to Fort Benton for one final duty - to pick up arms and ammunition for the Montana Militia. What occurred the evening of July 1, 1867 is still speculation. Did he fall overboard, was he pushed, or was he weighed down and thrown? His body was never found. Your guess is as good as anyone's!
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Date Added Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 525039 N 5296255
Decimal Degrees47.81916667, -110.66550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 49.15', W 110° 39.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 49' 8.9999999999999" N, 110° 39' 55.8" W
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