(Received November 24,
It was Charles O'Hara who handed over the sword of surrender to
Washington, the second in command, at Yorktown; he also had occasion to
surrender to Napoleon. He is not proud of this fact but there is little
he can do about it now. It was a sergeant Miles O'Hara who was the
first cavalry man to die at Little Big Horn and it was Theodore O'Hara
who wrote the immortal lines “On games eternal camping ground
lonely tents are spread And glory guards with solemn round the bivowac
of the dead”. Bivoac of the dead is on tens of
thousands of headstones and memorials. There is also a battleship
General James O'Hara.
My people come from Glenhest, Co Mayo.
note: See British Soldiers and American
Soldiers at this