TIL In 1848 Irish Nationalist Thomas Meagher was sentenced to be “hanged, drawn and quartered”. Instead he was exiled to Tasmania. He escaped, became a Civil War Brigadier General and the Governor of Montana Territory. While Governor, he fell into the Missouri River and his body was never found.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Francis_Meagher

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  1. In Montana there are many places named after him. There’s a street near me called Meagher. Some people claim it’s pronounced “Marr”. Can Irish confirm this as true?

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